Day’s End and Night Watch

I emailed my WaMo colleagues this morning asking for ideas on grounds that this was a “Catch-Up Day,” one where everybody in PoliticsLand was talking about stuff we covered yesterday. They came through admirably, and we avoided too much redundancy.

Here are some remains of the day:

* At the Prospect, Cynthia Greenlee compares 12-year-old Tamir Rice, killed by police in Cleveland, with Emmett Till.

* It’s clearly Rubio Hype Day for the conservative chattering classes, as Jennifer Rubin piles on with accolades.

* DOJ asking 5th Circuit to lift injunction against enforcement of the president’s executive actions on immigration within 14 days.

* At Ten Miles Square, Julia Azari discusses the campaign trail as a very poor place for enforcing norms on governing values like “transparency.”

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer examines Arizona’s bizarre efforts to get kindergartners working on their college and career plans.

And in non-political news:

* Sarah McLachlan has some regrets about her very successful “Arms of an Angel” fundraiser for SPCA.

That’s it for Thursday. We’ll close with a pretty recent Tracy Nelson performance: Muddy Waters’ “One More Mile” at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival in 2011. That’s the Mannish Boys Revue backing Tracy. A very good ease-into-the-evening song.


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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.