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.

Selah.

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.