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.


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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.