Day’s End and Night Watch

Hope our two “sneak previews” have whetted your appetite for the new issue of the Washington Monthly. There’s a lot more where that came from.

Here are some remains of the day:

* At TNR, David Dayen discusses the future European and Trade-In-Services negotiations that would be covered by TPA if it passes.

* Marco Rubio says he opposes U.S. “nation-building” in Iraq but thinks we should “assist them in building their country.” All that was practically in the same breath. His genius continues to shine.

* If GAO study deploring AMA’s role in setting Medicare reimbursement rates rings a bell, it was the subject of a Haley Sweetland Edwards piece at WaMo two years ago.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket continues to wonder why the Candidate of the Republican Establishment, Jeb Bush, has so few endorsements. Maybe he’s storing them up for the day of his announcement, if he decides to bother with that.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer suggests that relatively positive assessments of the impact of charter schools in New Orleans need to better take into account the exodus of low-income students after Katrina.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo believes FiveThirtyEight‘s contributions to education policy debates outweighs the occasional errors.

That’s it for Thursday. We’ll close with the National Anthem of British Punkdom: The Sex Pistols with “God Save the Queen” in 1977.

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.