Day’s End and Night Watch

Haven’t had anything to say about the death of Lauren Bacall until now, but she was one skillful and classy actor.

It’s always interesting to be reminded of great celebrities who have been out of the public eye for a while. Carol Channing and Doris Day both show up around here now and then. So, of course, does Clint Eastwood, though he’s not exactly retiring in either sense of the word.

Here are some remains of the day:

* State candidates often run against federal government. But Kay Hagan a federal candidate running against North Carolina’s state government.

* Greg Sargent does a very deep dive into the legal arguments over DACA and its potential expansion. More about that tomorrow, but read it now.

* Wired‘s Scott Dadich spends a day with Edward “Call Me Ed” Snowdon.

* Kevin Drum reports new research on lead exposure, linking it to teen pregnancy rates.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket deplores the expansion of the meaning of “libertarian” to the point where it includes just about everybody.

And in non-political news:

* Dog wins mayor’s election in tiny Minnesota village. Local pet store chips in year’s worth of kibble as salary.

That’s it for Wednesday. Can’t do a musical tribute to the Berlin Wall without “Tear Me Down” from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.


Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.