I’m going to be dealing with the estate sale for my late mother’s possessions tomorrow, so Martin Longman will be in the house through the weekend.

Here are some remains of the day:

* The Republican Senate poll surge of last weekend is definitely getting a little weak: new Rasmussen survey has Hagan up six points over Tillis among LVs. Tillis was up five in Raz’s August poll.

* Kansas Supreme Court to hear Chad Taylor’s plea that he be taken off the November ballot; ruling should come in time for absentee/military ballot printing.

* Supreme Court to discuss whether to take up marriage equality cases involving five states in its September 29 conference. Betcha they do.

* If you can’t wait for tomorrow, check out Ten Miles Square for Martin Longman’s take on the administration strategy for dealing with IS.

At College Guide, Kevin Carey discusses the vast and not all that savory (particularly when it comes to sexism) influence of Animal House on perceptions of college life.

And in non-political news:

* McDonald’s seeks trademark for “McBrunch.” Seriously.

That’s it for the day. We’ll close with one more John Martyn performamce, with David Gilmour: “One World.”


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.