Day’s End and Night Watch

Tonight I plan to watch my Georgia Bulldogs men’s basketball team take on the mighty Kentucky Wildcats. They’ll likely lose like every other Cats opponent so far this year, but it’s at home, on Senior Night, with a Blackout called, and the Dawgs are finally semi-healthy, so weird stuff could happen.

Here are some remains of the day:

* House approves clean DHS funding bill by margin of 257/167. Republicans split 75 for, 167 against.

* Daily Kos Elections has nifty visual guide to people being “mentioned” as possibly running for Mikulski Senate seat.

* Not real surprising: US Justice Department finds pattern of racial bias among Ferguson, MO, police.

* At Ten Miles Square, Harold Pollack says Abercrombie & Fitch has richly earned a parental boycott.

* At College Guide, Andre Perry has amazing list of 101 things–that’s right, 101–black fathers can do to stay engaged with their kids, even if they don’t live with them.

And in non-political news:

* Media get first look at partially renovated Wrigley Field.

That’s it for Tuesday. Having abandoned any musical theme, let’s just end the day with a seasonal song I haven’t gotten around to posting this year: Simon and Garfunkel with “Hazy Shade of Winter.”


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.