Day’s End and Night Watch

As it turns out we didn’t slack off all that much today, but we’ll be back to full blogging strength tomorrow.

A quick personal note: something strange is going on at Amazon with my book, Election 2014. If you order a copy, you’re informed you’ll get it the third week of April. That ain’t right.

We’re trying to get it straightened out, but in the meantime, if you want to order the book, you can get it directly from the publisher here, or at Barnes & Noble here.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Ben Carson extends his bizarre definition of “political correctness” to any rules of engagment in warfare.

* New batch of NBC/Marist polls in IA, NH and SC shows Bush and Walker the only GOP candidates in double digits in all three.

* Kareem Abdul-Jabbar bluntly says IS represents Islam no more than the Ku Klux Klan represents Christianity.

* At Ten Miles Square, John Stoehr argues Obama should justify veto of Keystone XL Pipeline bill as refusal to sacrifice U.S. interests for Canada’s benefit.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay runs the numbers and finds that the 62% of community colleges students who pay tuition and fees often do not qualify for financial aid for reasons that could remain obstacles under the president’s proposal.

And in non-political news:

* Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration ruling in fraud case as promotion company claws back bonuses paid to him.

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close President’s Day with the Clutch song “Abraham Lincoln.”

Selah.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.