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Here are some remains of the day.
* Yes, sports fans, another “countdown” to a possible government shutdown as negotiators fight over details of a continuing resolution. Short-term extensions of “deadlines” very likely.
* On another front, House Dems refusing to accept language expanding “conscience clause” on contraception coverage.
* Robert Waldman thinks it’s in everyone’s selfish interests to pretend campaign donors have control over events they don’t actually possess.
* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket takes on the time-consuming task of deconstructing a particularly bad Jennifer Rubin column.
* At College Guide, Andre Perry argues that schools should excuse absences caused by participation in civil disobedience actions.
And in non-political news:
* Lousiana station sells gas for 29 cents/gallon. Scary thing is I can remember when that was the standard price for a good while. Got down to 23 cents when a “gas war” broke out.
That’s it for Tuesday. Let’s close with one more Junior Wells/Buddy Guy collaboration, from 1959: “Snatch It Back and Hold It.”