Day’s End and Night Watch

A lot to chew over today, though much of it involving policing policies remains murky and worth fighting about.

Here are some remains of the day:

* HRC speech at Columbia on policing and criminal justice reform contained no big surprises, and only a limited amount of detail. More about that tomorrow.

* If history counts, higher percentage of GOP donors have given to Scott Walker’s campaigns than to anyone else’s.

* Greg Sargent sees a path to success for legislation to rein in NSA surveillance.

* At Ten Miles Square, Senators Tammy Baldwin and Chris Coons lay out a strategy for reinvigorating manufacturing employment.

* At College Guide, Robert Kelchen assesses the Brookings rankings of career value added by colleges.

And in non-political news:

* Dreaded “most overrated” label hits some prospects for NFL draft.

That’s it for Wednesday. We’ll close with the simplistic but very popular first hit for Tommy James and the Shondells: “Hanky Panky.” Interesting video.


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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.