It’s kind of weird to me that my ancient service in the cause of getting rid of the Confederate Battle Flag has become topical. I was interviewed by HuffPost’s Sam Stein today, but perhaps the catch-up activism of South Carolina Republicans is making the whole issue moot. I certainly hope so.
Here are some remains of the day:
* The President will deliver the eulogy in Charleston Friday for his friend Clementha Pinckney. I dare anybody to call this “pandering.”
* U.S. advisors and Iranian-backed militias sharing a base in Iraq, which should surprise no one.
* At Ten Miles Square, John Patty suggests in reference to the TPA/TPP fight that political scientists’ predictions become less accurate the more specific the issues become.
* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer looks at the states where new law school graduates have no prospects at all.
* At The Grade, Alexander Russo discusses the media treatment of issues raised by Rachel Cohen on charter schools and unions.
And in non-political news:
* Speith and McIroy heading up the post-Tiger youth movement in golf.
That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with the ultimate non-surfer summer song of my own generation: The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Summer in the City.”