Day’s End and Night Watch

Looking forward to the British elections tomorrow, and hoping for an unpleasant evening for David Cameron and for his UKIP tormenters.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Dave Weigel reports Huck all about trade and entitlement programs at first post-announcement appearance in Iowa–specifically opposing fast-track and also defending federal Disability program, a frequent GOP target.

* At TNR, Danny Vinik argues gasoline prices, not economic indicators, have biggest affect on Americans’ confidence in the economy.

* Epstein and–of course–Halperin offer first insiders’ inside look at HRC insiders–or maybe just those inside the campaign itself.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys looks at how much ACA has and has not improved access to treatment for substance abuse.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes colleges are shifting rising costs of mental health services directly to students.

And in non-political news:

* Whoa! NFL finds Patriots probably did deliberately deflate footballs in playoff game against Colts–and Tom Brady probably aware of it.

That’s it for Wednesday. Here’s one final Link Wray song, from the 1973 album Beans & Fatback: “Georgia Pines.”


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.