Day’s End and Night Watch

Wow, it’s just a week until Election Day. Time to mail in my own California ballot, which means understanding all the local ballot initiatives that my neighbors here in NIMBY-land will vote down.

Here are some remains of the day:

* State judge in Georgia rejects petition to force Secretary of State to show what it did with tens of thousands of allegedly missing voter registration applications.

* Mitch McConnell continues to play Obamacare both ways, admitting there’s no way a Republican Senate will be able to repeal it.

* Paul Waldman points out that many of the GOP constituency groups thought to be choosing favorites for ’16 are heavily overlapping.

* At Ten Miles Square, Julia Azari looks closely at comparisons of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama in terms of the obstacles both did and did not overcome.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer argues that education policy is not playing a big role in the 2014 elections–or really any elections.

And in non-political news:

* Could be a snowy Halloween in parts of the Northeast. Boooo-brrrrr.

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll close with one more Graham Bond song: “I Put My Magick On You.”

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.