Heading back West with a vast layover at SFO before they twist the rubber bands for the final hop. So it goes.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Must be a slow news day at the Weekly Standard: “Activist Encourages Defacement of Cover of Paul Ryan’s Book.” Is nothing sacred?

* Summary of the grief Jay Nixon is getting over Ferguson. Suspect the talk about a national ticket spot is fading fast.

* Crossroads ad up accusing Mark Pryor of wanting to cut Social Security and Medicare. Classic Rovism on behalf of a real threat to the safety net, Tom Cotton.

* At Ten Miles Square, Julia Azari discusses Obama’s dilemmas in dealing with Ferguson and Iraq.

* At College Guide, Andre Perry notes the high number of new teachers leaving the profession quickly.

And in non-political news:

* Steve Ballmer leaving Microsoft board to run the L.A. Clippers.

That’s it for Tuesday. Let’s close with a classic performance by Ginger Baker with Cream: “Sunshine of Your Love.”


Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.