Day’s End and Night Watch

We’ll have a wrap-up/greatest hits post about CPAC on Monday. Wouldn’t want to deny readers my reaction to Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson, would I?

Here are some remains of the day:

* Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot to death in Moscow. That’s all we know at present.

* WaPo reports that ME, OH, PA, SC, SD, UT all considering state exchanges to avoid possible consequences of King v. Burwell.

* After delays due to Senate votes, Rand Paul gets his usual rapturous response at CPAC.

* Brownstein says nobody since Bush 2000 has enjoyed so broad-based a lead as Scott Walker does among 16ers today.

* At Ten Miles Square, in a web exclusive, Donald Kettl discusses a new GAO report on the VA placing the agency on its list of “high risks” for waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement.

And in non-political news:

* Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86.

That’s it for Friday. Nancy LeTourneau will be in for Weekend Blogging tomorrow. As it’s another Friday in Lent, we’ll close with the hymn my own church’s choir will perform on Sunday, a chorale from Bach’s cantata, “Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu Dir (Out of the Depths I Cry to Thee).”

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.