Day’s End and Night Watch

Preparing to go back to Georgia for more family business next week. Don’t suppose autumn could arrive by then, could it?

That was a joke.

Here are some remains of the day:

* David Frum hails Obama speech in Estonia today as representing “ultimate” U.S. commitment to NATO. That makes me kind of nervous.

* Jeffrey Toobin explains why Halbig case ultimate test for Scalia’s doctrine of textualism.

* At TNR Rebecca Leber looks at slow progress of legislation criminalizing “revenge porn.” CA–and to my surprise, GA–are among 13 states that have acted.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein argues timing is wrong for GOP shutdown even if Obama freaks them out with DACA expansion.

* At College Guide, Conor Williams compares Bobby Jindal’s sudden disdain for Common Core with aftermath of one-night stand.

And in non-political news:

* Celebrity nude pix hackers may have stumbled into child porn charges.

That’s it for Wednesday. We’ll close with Montrose performing “Space Station #5” in Santa Cruz:


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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.