Day’s End and Night Watch

Still trying to understand the Louisiana budget crisis that Bobby Jindal is ignoring while trying to bait corporations into boycotting his state. More about that tomorrow.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General on 56-43 vote, with 10 Republicans voting “aye.” Graham voted for her; Rubio and Paul against her; Cruz opposed the nomination but did not vote.

* WaPo reports Bill Clinton has received over $100 million in speaking fees since leaving White House, about $26 million from entities that also contributed to the Clinton Foundation.

* Fascinating article at Daily Kos Elections on provincial elections in Alberta that have turned into a three-way brawl upsetting traditional Tory dominance.

* At Ten Miles Square, Anne Kim notes a strange byproduct of climate change: we may need a U.S. Ambassador to the Arctic as icecap recedes and minerals generate claims.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer points to Corinthian Colleges scandal as refutation of libertarian belief that free flow of information makes regulation unnecessary.

And in non-political news:

* Model for Rosie the Riveter dies at 92.

That’s it for Thursday. Let’s close with an early Roy Orbison rocker, from 1957: “Domino.”


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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.