Day’s End and Night Watch

Finishing the 12 posts a bit early today; gotta deal with the page proofs on my book tonight. Getting bleary-eyed just thinking about it.

Here are some remains of the day:

* So looks like that “revolt of Republican moderates” against bill to kill DACA didn’t go very far.

* Ezra Klein has a semi-persuasive argument that Paul Ryan is in line to become most powerful pol in America.

* Howard Dean says the “scream speech” taught him a big lesson about the importance of “looking presidential.” Lord-a-mercy, that was eleven years ago next week!

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman comments on Dr. Ben Carson’s plagiarism scandal. Another BuzzFeed scalp!

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses the “recruit-to-deny” phenomenon whereby colleges try to encourage applications by people they will reject to boost their “selectivity” rep. Another unintended but real consequence of rankings like those of U.S. News that emphasize such criteria.

And in non-political news:

* The OJ trial twenty years later: where are they now?

That’s it for Wednesday. Let’s close with one more Cracker song: “St. Cajetan.”


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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.