Day’s End and Night Watch

Wish my flight was on the fancy new Councourse E, with all the power outlets. Here on Concourse D, you have to fight with surly gamers for power. There is a Five Guys, though.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Mike Pence gets a Wall Street Journal presidential profile.

* Pew finds 32% of Americans think houses of worship should endorse political candidates, up from 22% in 2002.

* Gitmo, the “most expensive prison in the world,” is physically deteriorating at an alarming pace.

* Big Politico profile on Lois Lerner makes her sound significantly less satanic than she’s been painted by conservatives who believe in constitutional right to untaxed secret political donations.

* Michael Boggs judicial nomination finally sunk.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer defends the much-maligned university endowment managers.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Chelsea Clinton baby watch dominates media attention for Global Clinton Initiative meeting.

That’s it for Monday. Let’s close with Leonard Cohen talking about and then performing probably his best-known song: “Suzanne.”


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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.