A commenter this morning called my selection of music from Slow Children “an obscure one,” and that’s probably true. But it did represent a brief moment in the early 80s when the record companies opened their checkbooks to garage bands and MTV was there to chronicle it all. And I loved a lot of what poured out.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Vox‘s Andrew Prokop offers a good profile of Bernie Sanders and a discussion of why he might run for president.

* Nikki Haley says SC’s official use of Confederate Flag can’t be a problem because CEO’s don’t care about it.

* Ben Carson running second behind the Mittster in first Selzer poll of likely GOP 2016 Iowa Caucusgoers. Christie’s got a really bad approval ratio.

* At Ten Miles Square, Noah Feldman argues new data, not a change of perspective, responsible for Judge Posner’s revision of views on Voter ID.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer examines the advent of scholarships for video gamers.

And in non-political news:

* Hurricane Gonzalo, headed towards Bermuda, upgraded to Cat 4.

That’s it for Wednesday. We’ll close with one more Slow Children song: “She’s Like America.”


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.