Like a lot of white kids in that day, I first became aware of Bo Diddley via the Animals’ 1964 tune “The Story of Bo Diddley.” It was good to see one of those British Invasion bands actually make tribute to the blues musicians they were all ripping off.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Greg Sargent notes 2016 GOP presidential proto-candidates all over the place on the DHS/immigration issue.

* Obama job approval ratio suddenly bounces back to near-even.

* Likud MK Danny Danon offers preview of Netanyahu speech focusing on past examples where Israel disagreed with US–and was proved right. Trouble: one example involves Reagan being wrong!

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Market argues that it’s the parties, not the media, who have set up Iowa and New Hampshire as crucial states in the presidential nominating process.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer suggests a revolt by students against loan obligations might actually succeed in the near future.

And in non-political news:

* Tomorrow’s National Pancake Day!

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with a short but wonderful video of Bo Diddley–with, as in the Daylight Video post, “The Duchess”–Norma-Jean Wofford–on rhythm guitar, a rather unusual phenomenon in those days.


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.