Day’s End and Weekend Watch

Call me eccentric, but I always liked Sinatra more as an actor than as a crooner. Please make a donation to the Washington Monthly in whatever amount you can afford and I can continue the refinement of my knowledge of modern American music via the daily hunt for video material. With some help, we should be able soon to upgrade our publishing platform. That will enormously enhance PA’s capacity for graphics, and maybe the techies will waive the current four-video-per-day limit on streaming video, and we’ll be able to suggest campaign theme songs for candidates other than John Kasich.

Here are some remains of the day:

* At Politico Magazine Jacob Silverman tells us everything–maybe even more than everything–we’d want to know about right-wing digital “Darth Vader” Charles Johnson.

* Ryan Lizza pens what is likely to be the most detailed tick-tock of the implosion at TNR that we will ever read.

* Jonathan Chait peers into Dick Cheney’s soul, a “cold, black void.”

* At Ten Miles Square, anti-torture activist Bonnie Tamres-Moore says evidence of U.S. torture now only insufficient for people who cannot handle the truth.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses the inadequacies of current systems to deal with campus sexual assaults, including college “justice” procedures designed mainly to protect the school’s reputation.

And in non-political news:

* Mariota total lock for Heisman Trophy tomorrow.

That’s it for Friday. David Atkins and D.R. Tucker will be in for weekend blogging tomorrow. Let’s close with my wife’s favorite Sinatra song: “The Way You Look Tonight.”


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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.