Day’s End and Night Watch

A slow news day that still provided plenty to talk about. Not enough for a single additional post, maybe, but enough for what we do.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Jeb Bush becomes eleventh official “real” GOP candidate for president. His big line: presidency “should not be passed on from one liberal to the next.” Brilliantly imaginative, eh?

* Steve Waldman pens new and important argument for using National and Community Service funds to subsidize local news coverage. More about that later.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman argues with Ryan Cooper in opposition to the National Popular Vote Initiative. I’m with Ryan on this one, and may respond to Martin tomorrow.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay cites research showing procrastination on homework hurts performance. I disagree with that one, too, but only from personal experience.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo assesses the points made by a conservative critic of educatoi journalism.

And in non-political news:

* Best day to apply for a job, say researchers, is Tuesday.

That’s it for the day before Tuesday. We’ll close with one of Waylon Jennings’ most apt anthems, “I’ve Always Been Crazy,” from 1978.

Selah.

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.