Signing off briskly as some post-estate-sale duties scream for attention.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Entire Right is doing handstands over “bombshell” revelations of some State Department document review related to Benghazi! that I don’t have the patience to unravel. See if you can figure out why they think it changes the whole world.

* Nate Silver suggests polling of Alaska may contain unintentional Democratic tilt.

* TNR’s Danny Vinik worried about Obama’s statement that failure against IS not an option.

* At Ten Miles Square, Francis Wilkinson gives a more positive assessment of HRC’s performance at Harkin Steak Fry than many observers.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay discusses lessons U.S. schools can learn from Poland.

And in non-political news:

* Hurricane Odile batters Baja California.

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with one more Hot Tuna performance, of “Hesitation Blues.”


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.