Day’s End and Night Watch

Another rush-hour blogging adventure on I-285 heading to another family appointment. For the thousandth time, wish metro Atlanta had a lot more of the socialist curse of land-use planning. C’mon Agenda 21!

Here are some remains of the day:

* At TNR WaMo contributor Stephen Burd discusses ways in which poor students sacrificed to steps colleges take to do well on prestige-based rankings like those of U.S. News. (Burd’s report for NAF is here).

* Gates asserts Obama “trapping himself” with IS strategy that will require ground troops.

* Stewart and Colbert mock Lindsay Graham’s Sunday Show terror tantrum.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket notes Thomas Frank’s hostility to political science goes back to an argument with Larry Bartels.

* At College Guide, Andre Perry argues New Orleans schools still haven’t incorporated lessons of Katrina.

And in non-political news:

* So if you were as puzzled as I was about what Jameis Winston shouted in the FSU cafeteria yesterday, earning a first-half suspension, here is the WARNING OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE explanation.

That’s it for Hump Day. Let’s close with one more Hank Williams classic: “Jumbalaya on the Bayou.”


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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.