Day’s End and Night Watch

Right now I plan on watching the president’s immigration announcement and then immediately going to a local restaurant that serves Thanksgiving dinner every Thursday this time of year for a meal with some good friends who happen to be Republican. Then maybe I can face the inferno of what American politics is likely to become tomorrow.

Here are some remains of the day:

* In a taste of what we’ll be hearing tomorrow, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the president’s executive action on immigration may not only earn him impeachment, but prison time.

* Nate Cohn inadvertently eggs them on with analysis suggesting that losing Latino voters probably won’t hurt them much in 2016.

* For the sheer hell of it, I suspect, Ross Douthat suggests that among the possibilities on the American religious horizon is a return to polygamy among mainstream LDS folk.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman defends Cory Booker against Dana Milbank.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer explores the new course at Penn entitled “Wasting Time on the Internet.” Seriously.

And in non-political news:

* Calista Flockhart turns 50. Wonder if she ever started eating.

That’s it for Thursday. Here’s an August 1971 recording of the Allman Brothers (had to be one of the later recordings with Duane) performing one of my favorite songs of theirs, “Trouble No More.” The song was first recorded by Muddy Waters in 1955.


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.