Day’s End and Night Watch

People in the South are getting freaked out this week by sub-zero temperatures. I once went camping in North Georgia with a Scout troop on a night when it wound up hitting ten below. I didn’t go to sleep for fear I’d never wake up.

Here are some remains of the day:

* BuzzFeed‘s Rosie Gray describes Jeb Bush’s Big Foreign Policy Speech as “Vague First Foray.”

* Larry Mishel argues HRC needs to separate herself from Hamilton Project’s education-and-training-only prescription for dealing with income inequality.

* Joel Gillen’s dyspeptic review of U.S. intervention in Libya proves TNR definitely not Leon Wieseltier’s mag any more.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys reports progress in equipment used for roadside testing of cannabis use.

* At College Guide, Robert Kelchen expresses mixed feelings about the latest developments in college athletics.

And in non-political news:

* To nobody’s surprise, Utah ranks first among states in church attendance.

Since it is Ash Wednesday, we’ll close today with some Lenten music. Here’s the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra performing the Kyrie from Bach’s Mass in B Minor.


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.