Day’s End and Night Watch

I’ll be working late tonight watching the primary results from Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma. So maybe it’s time for a quick nap now.

Here are some remains of the day:

* So now in addition to the “enthusiasm gap” Pew is reporting an “expectations gap”–which also, of course, favors Republicans at the moment.

* At the Prospect, Sarah Posner offers fascinating profile of former Texas Christian Coalition stalwart’s gradual alienation from her old friends.

* New York Times pointedly refuses to endorse Andrew Cuomo’s renomination as governor.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein reminds us that often “public opinion is an incoherent mess.”

* At College Guide, Sarah Butrymowicz examines the right-wing drive to kill Common Core–and then often to replace it with similar standards.

And In non-political news:

* Vox‘s Joseph Stromberg looks at current research on swearing. It’s getting more common, for one thing. Damn!

That’s it for Tuesday. Let’s close with the Doors’ “Peace Frog,” which alludes to the 1968 Democratic Convention in the “town of Chicago.”


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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.