Day’s End and Night Watch

Just had another brief brush with the hellish realities of exurban Xmas shopping. Bring on Agenda 21.

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Here are some remains of the day:

* Jeb Bush has been making the rounds among donors the last week. Looks like he’s serious this time.

* De Blasio urges halt to all protests against police until two slain officers buried.

* Republicans to block Doug Elmendorf reappointment as director of CBO. Dynamic scoring, here we come!

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket debunks Joel Kotkin’s dark fantasy of Democrats regaining white working class by ignoring civil rights and environmental regulation.

* At College Guide, Jon Marcus offers his own quick take on the status of the Obama administration’s college ratings proposal.

And in non-political news:

* Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer at 70.

That’s it for Monday. Let’s close with another pre-disco Bee Gees song, one they wrote but that was later covered by just about everybody: “To Love Somebody.”


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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.