Day’s End and Night Watch

So my long-lamented Georgia Tall Dogs are threatening to enter the top 25 as they take on Vandy tonight. (The Georgia women’s team is already ranked at number 21.) I’ll be at church meetings tonight and will miss the game, but may sneak a peak at the score.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Why is this no surprise? Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore says he will defy a federal judge’s order striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

* LDS leaders propose “truce” where they’ll support non-discrimination laws for LGBT folk if religious folk allowed to violate them. Still, Mormon recognition of “gender identity and sexual orientation” as something they will respect is a big step forward.

* One particular LDS leader, Mitt Romney, struggling with continued hostility of Rupert Murdoch, who loves him some Jeb Bush.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman examines Jamaica’s proposal for legalization of cannabis without commercialization.

* At College Guide, Andre Perry collects advice for the new superintendent of New Orleans’ embattled public schools.

And in non-political news:

*Big drop on Wall Street despite weather as computers react to bad earnings data.

That’s it for Tuesday. Let’s close with Bobby Blue Bland performing “The Thrill Is Gone” and then bits and pieces of other standards, with B.B. King.

Selah.

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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.