Day’s End and Night Watch

As I expected, the brief morning rain ended, and I’ve never been quite so unhappy to see another gloriously unclouded blue-sea afternoon. It’s an illusory paradise here on the Central Coast if the drought goes on and on.

Here are some remains of the day:

* As one might expect, conservative reaction to Holder resignation was fast & furious; Black Panthers invoked!

* With Holder resignation, Arne Duncan (Education) and Tom Vilsack (USDA) will soon become last two original Cabinet members still in original jobs.

* Meet the Press finishes third in Sunday Show rankings for second week after scoring first w/ Chuck Todd’s interview of Obama.

* Neocon hysteria over Obama’s Ferguson mention in UN speech not confined to Cheney, as Elias Isquith reports at Salon.

* At Slate, David Auerbach wonders why 4chan’s sins haven’t much been attributed to the site’s founder and still dominant figure.

And in non-political news:

* Dow plunges 264 points as tech companies lead decline.

That’s it for Thursday. Let’s close with some late ABBA, as the marriages and then the band were beginning to collapse: “Super Trouper.” Soo-papa troo-papa!

Selah.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.