Day’s End and Night Watch

April is flying by, without much in the way of showers.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Greg Sargent argues convincingly that HRC has moved “to the left” precisely as far and as rapidly as the Democratic Party’s center of gravity.

* Justin Wolfers reports that the states with the most “missing” African-American men–those wihere households contain less than 78 black men for every 100 black women–are Alabama, New York, Illinois, Mississippi and Georgia.

* Leon Nayfakh suggests Koch Brothers’ fondness for Scott Walker must somehow transcend Walker’s very poor record on criminal justice reform. That he’s opposed to or indifferent towards the one conservative cause progressives actually like won’t help his transpartisan popularity much, either.

* At TNR Doug Bock Clark has a fascinating glimpse into the shadowy world of “click farms” that generate phony social media credentials.

* At College Guide, Stephen Burd discusses the lessons the U.S. Department of Education should learn from its investigation of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges.

And in non-political news:

* Look out, In-N-Out! Shake Shack takes aim at California.

That’s it for Tuesday. Let’s close with a under-rated Iggy Pop song from his under-rated Brick by Brick album: “Neon Forest,” performed live in Paris.


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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.