Finally reached Quebec where I soon hope to be eating escargot.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Conservatives on crusade to dump Doug Elmendorf as director of CBO & get ’em a dynamic scorer who thinks tax cuts pay for themselves.

* New WaPo/ABC poll shows Americans as polarized by race and party over Ferguson as you’d think.

* At TNR, William Frey pens essay on multiracial marriages and how they may shape future debates on race.

* At Ten Miles Square, Michael O’Hare talks about the good old days when people could navigate the streets–or use public transit.

* At College Guide, Andre Perry recalls the time he was truant–and went to the library.

And in non-political news:

* Legendary sax player Bobby Keys dies at 70.

That’s it for Tuesday. Think it’s only right to close with a video of Bobby Keys performing “Brown Sugar” with the Stones in 1972.

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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.