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Here are some remains of the day.

* Pat Robertson charity offers gig to Bob McDonnell as part of proposed deal to save him from a hitch in the hoosegow.

* At TNR Stephen Wolf compiles all the factors that make it likely white people will have more effective right to vote.

* 422 Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed in 2014, the most since 2001.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys reports proportion of Americans under supervision of criminal justice system reaches 18-year low. It’s a good start.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay reports research showing summer school more effective for learning math than reading.

And in non-political news:

* Florida passes New York in population (as estimated by the Census Bureau), becoming the third most populous state, with 19.9 million people.

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll close with Hot Tuna performing “Hesitation Blues” on Minnesota Public Radio.


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.