Day’s End and Night Watch

So my Georgia Bulldogs did indeed land a top ten recruiting class after extended hysteria. College football junkies now have a couple of months to obsess about DUI, drug and domestic violence arrests before spring practice.

Here are some remains of the day:

* The Oregonian, which endorsed Gov. John Kitzhaber’s reelection a few months ago, now calls for his resignation over conflicts-of-interest involving his live-in paramour.

* At the Atlantic, Jacoba Urist looks at how schools deal with anti-vaxxer parents.

* Israeli representatives having no success quelling congressional Democratic unhappiness with Netanyahu plans to address Congress next month.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket touts partisanship as a potential cure for the traditional weakness of state legislatures.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes that testing-based sanctions on schools for poor students often kill funding for extracurricular activities that could help academic performance.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Trailer and poster out for the third season of House of Cards.

That’s it for Thursday. We’ll close with one of those Super Session cuts, with Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield collaborating on “Stop.”


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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.