Day’s End and Night Watch

I’ve never been quite sure why it was Neil Young who became the iconic 70s rocker for all those bands in the 1990s. But his stuff has aged pretty well.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Uh-Oh, Huck: Fox News indicates it’s reviewing Mike Huckabee’s status on the network after publicity of his plans for a presidential campaign.

* Jon Tester looking at becoming DSCC chair for ’16 cycle. Definitely a better gig than the one Michael Bennet suffered through for ’14.

* At the Atlantic, Uri Friedman offers a fiscal and military evaluation of the fight against IS so far.

* House Progressive Caucus sets benchmark of 7 million undocumented people it wants Obama to protect via expanded DACA.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman has an even harsher assessment of Josh Kraushaar’s “Republican pragmatists” fable than I did.

And in non-political news:

* TCU passes Alabama in College Football Playoff rankings.

That’s it for Wednesday. We’ll close with an electric version of “Pocahontas” performed with Crazy Horse in 1996.


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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.