Stop the presses: Georgia tailback and Heisman candidate Todd Gurley “suspended indefinitely” as part of investigation of alleged NCAA violations. No idea what this catastrophe is about.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Digby discusses the fraught state of relations between the GOP and the Christian Right in the wake of a conservative Court’s refusal to stop marriage equality.

* At the Prospect, Paul Waldman discusses the different meanings of senatorial “independence,” and its value.

* Greg Sargent and Ron Brownstein both point to Texas GOP as sign of how far right Republicans have gone on immigration.

* At Ten Miles Square, Francis Wilkinson compares Obama to LBJ in taking political risks for accomplishment worth the peril.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer addresses new research on value of homework, and argues it may just be the disciplinary effect that matters.

And in non-political news:

* Dow has worst day of the year because, it seems, of inchoate fears. That figures.

That’s it for Thursday. I know some would expect me to close the day with “Imagine,” but sorry, despite all the hype I don’t think it’s one of Lennon’s more notable or original works. So let’s go with the song Don Draper didn’t get: “Tomorrow Never Knows.”


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.