Yes, Tuesday nights without primaries feel kinda strange. But just seven weeks before the Main Event.

Here are some remains of the day:

* The Scottish independence movement sure hasn’t gotten any encouragement from British media.

* FBI and DHS struggling to explode made-up claims IS is lurking across (or within!) U.S.-Mexico border.

* GOP Senate candidate in Minnesota trying magically to make Al Franken (via Obama) the culprit in recruitment of Minnesotans by IS.

* At Ten Miles Square, Aaron Panofsky discusses the heavily negative reaction to the first major claim in years that racial inequality is mainly genetic.

* At College Guide, Clare McCann reports surprising bipartisan congressional progress towards reauthorization of major federal child care program, the first since 1996.

And in non-political news:

* Not surprising after mega-drought: Wildfires ravaging Northern California.

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll close with Steppenwolf’s “Draft Resister.”


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.