Day’s End and Night Watch

No, I didn’t write or title that last post to give myself an excuse for putting up another Little Feat song with the cool/scary album cover. Cross my heart. Just worked out that way.

Here are some remains of the day:

* At TNR Phoebe Malz Bovy nicely skewers “feelings journalism,” where writers pretend they know internal motives of others.

* At the Plum Line, Greg Sargent uses updated Obamacare enrollment figures to estimate cost to states of adverse SCOTUS decision in King v. Burwell. Florida would really get clobbered.

* Dave Weigel notes Democratic downballot recruiting improving for 2016 as candidates think running with HRC could be a good thing.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman says Republicans need to start calling out the Obama-smearers in their ranks.

* At College Guide, Nichole Dobo writes about computer-generated lesson plans.

And in non-political news:

* Whole hep world seems to have fallen in love with Miss P, the beagle who won Best of Show at Westminster.

That’s it for Thursday. Here’s one more Smokey Robinson & The Miracles performance: “Tears of a Clown,” on the Andy Williams Show in 1971.

Selah.

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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.