Day’s End and Night Watch

Haven’t mentioned my experience at the Georgia/Troy game on Saturday. The score was 66-0, and the Dawgs’ reserves played very well when they took over in the second half. Managed to get sunburned, but it was worth it. I may get back to Athens for the Georgia Tech game, but if this is my very last CFB game live, I can live with it.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Greg Sargent reviews Obama’s climate change speech at UN today. More about that tomorrow.

* Paul Waldman argues 2002/2004-style Republican national security messages won’t work as well with Democratic president leading the fighting.

* Jim Webb keeps speculation about a 2016 presidential bid alive, if barely.

* Marco Rubio and Mike Lee roll out latest version of tax simplification plan that goes to extraordinary lengths to disguise lowering of top rate.

* Federal prison population dropped last year for first time since 1980.

And in non-political news:

* Starbucks selectively rolling out latte that tastes like Guinness. I’m in.

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll close with one of my top ten favorite songs of all time: Fairport Convention’s “Sloth.” It’s a good song generally when war is being waged, and a nice, gradually intensifying end to any day.


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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.