Day’s End and Night Watch

Sat down, zoned out, fell asleep, and took an unscheduled nap during the one o’clock PDT hour. Good thing nothing big happened while I was hanging with the sandman.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Mark Kirk’s reelection prospects probably not helped by being overheard referring to his bachelor colleague Lindsay Graham as a “bro with no ho.”

* Only one of nine Democratic House members from Obama’s Chicago metro stomping grounds are supporting TPA at this point.

* At College Guide, Robert Kelchen responds to Alan Morrison’s plea for better law school rankings that those of U.S. News by noting that the kind of data WaMo would need for rating law schools simply is not available under current federal rules.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys reports the small pot farmers of Humboldt County, California, are very nervous about their fate in a likely legalized cannabis regimen, which depends on how the eventual initiative is worded.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo discusses media coverage of Common Core flip-flops by presidential candidates.

And in non-political news:

* Twitter stock up on news CEO Dick Costolo stepping down. So maybe I don’t have to go onto the Face Book?

That’s it for Thursday. Let’s close with one more early ZZ Top tune: “Certified Blues,” from their first album, as performed in London in 2013.

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.