Day’s End and Night Watch

Another reason to make a donation to the Washington Monthly? Our second and third blogs, in addition to Political Animal. There’s Ten Miles Square, which contains both gleanings from the web from some of WaMo’s friends, and fresh and original content, like today’s piece by Blake Fleetwood on data about police killings. And there’s also College Guide, with the best of blogging about education policy, including a lot of original material from the ever-insightful and delightfully jargon-free Daniel Luzer. I probably don’t do enough here at PA to draw attention to all this stuff, so you should make a habit of reading it on the site every day.

Here are some remains of this day:

* Gov. Peter Shumlin announces slow-down in Vermont’s transition to a single-payer health care system.

* WaPo’s Philip Bump notes steady Democratic trend among Cuban-Americans since 2002.

* Paul Waldman notes it’s about time to stop talking about Obama being bored with his job as he pulls off another complicated shocker of a policy change.

* At Ten Miles Square, Harold Pollack checks back in with woman living–and living well–for several years with Stage IV breast cancer thanks to palliative health care.

* At College Guide, Jackie Mader examines Mississippi’s failed effort to secure federal funds to expand preschool services.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Top five movie chains decide not to show The Interview due to threats from hackers, who may be connected to North Korean regime that’s the subject of the flick.

That’s it for Wednesday. Paul Rodgers left Bad Company in the early 1980s, and before long joined up with Jimmy Page to form the not-very-successful “super-group” The Firm. They did have some good tracks, however; here they are performing “Radio-active.”

Nah, let’s close with one more Bad Company tune, one of my favorites, “Deal With the Preacher.”


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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.