Day’s End and Night Watch

Was about to get suckered into caring about the NBA playoffs for the first time in several decades, and then the Hawks lost game 1 of the conference finals at home to LeBron.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Shocker: Bill Kristol still wrong about Iraq!

*Boy Scouts president calls for end to ban on gay adult scout leaders.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman discusses hitherto unexamined parallels between Republican presidential candidate debates and the English Premier League.

* At College Guide, Robert Kelchen argues “overborrowing” isn’t exactly how you should describe the student loan problem.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo notes critics of Anya Kamanetz’s book on educational testing will be happy with NPR’s decision to stop on-air publicity for their hosts’ books.

And in non-political news:

* Domestic violence charges against Ray Rice dismissed after pretrial intervention program.

That’s it for Thursday. We’ll close with Robert Fripp & Brian Eno performing one of their collaborations: “Evensong.”

Selah.

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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.