Day’s End and Night Watch

Don’t know exactly what’s going on, but it’s hard to recall a day when there were so many vast articles popping up in the aggregator. I was planning on doing my eleventh post on a Rod Dreher piece on “religious liberty” I ran across at The American Conservative, but the damn thing just goes on and on. Maybe I’ll get to it tomorrow.

Here are some remains of the day:

* At the Atlantic, David Graham asks and answers why Rahm Emanuel is likely going to win another term as mayor tomorrow.

* Greg Sargent notes Obama’s “sales pitch” on Iran deal aimed almost entirely at Democrats.

* Very funny Alexandra Petri piece on rejected Rand Paul ’16 slogans. My favorite: “Rand Paul: He’s Not Ron Paul, Unless You Liked Ron Paul, In Which Case He Totally Is Ron Paul.”

* At Ten Miles Square, Harold Pollack notes Weekly Standard making an egregious error in claiming poor people have to file a tax return to comply with the Obamacare coverage mandate.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay shows the shocking extent to which growing income inequality is boosting the gap between rich and poor schools.

And in sorta non-political news:

* President tries to calm screaming children at White House Easter Egg Roll terrified by South Lawn bees.

That’s it for Monday. Let’s close with one more Merle Haggard song that pulls together some classic country themes: he’s begging his inamorata not to marry some other dude while he’s in prison for stealing the engagement ring she wanted.


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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.