Day’s End and Night Watch

Glad to be back today to a part of the California Coast with consistent digital access and very few flies.

Here are some remains of the day:

* DSCC bails in Kentucky but increases spending in Georgia.

* Libertarian candidate for Senate in Iowa dies in plane crash.

* Jonathan Chait argues cutting-edge crackdowns on campus rape are illiberal if legitimate.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein argues Democrats upset with polls aren’t emulating the “skewing” claims of Republicans in 2012, at least just yet.

* At College Guide, Andre Perry warns against descriptions of “at-risk” students that are just unsubtle substitutes for race.

And in non-political news:

* Macy’s announces it’s opening at 6:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day, continuing the encroachment on the holiday.

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll close with another Cliff Richard performance, the unintentionally hallucinogenic title track from The Young Ones.


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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.