I’m ending the day’s blogging at the food court in a local mall. But I did snag a new $199 Chromebook to replace the one with the inoperative mouse. So there’s that.

Here are some remains of the day:

* The GOP legislation seeking to overturn the president’s executive actions on immigration fell to a 47-vote Democratic (plus Dean Heller) filibuster.

* Mitch McConnell joins the Approps subcommittee that oversees EPA funding in order to protect the Kochs–er, Kentucky coal.

* At TNR, Inga Saffron explains that private funding for public parks has been at the best a mixed blessing.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman praises Michael Pollan for an important report on the medical and non-medical benefits of certain hallucinogens.

* At College Guide Robert Kelchen reviews the education provisions of Obama’s FY 2016 budget.

And in non-political news:

* Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, to publish second novel, which she wrote in the 1950s and has finally decided to let people read. Amazing.

We’ll close with a rare Dave Davies TV appearance, performing one of his songs, “Susannah’s Still Alive,” in 1967.

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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.