Day’s End and Night Watch

As noted earlier, we’ll be on the maximum SCOTUS watch tomorrow and Friday. I won’t try to give my late-70s vintage understanding of constitutional law too much of a stress test, but will do my best to make sense of it all.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Harry Enten makes a solid case that Bobby Jindal would have done better to run for president in 2012.

* On the other hand, McKay Coppins gives us Jindal’s strategy for victory–mostly an effort to turn weaknesses into strengths–with a straight face.

* Other shoes drop: Senate officially passes TPA, House Democrats relent and shift to support of TAA.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys asks how far de-incarceration should proceed.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo discusses the relatively infrequent use of peer-reviewed research in education journalism.

And in non-political news:

* Sean “Diddy” Combs, a.k.a. P. Diddy, a.k.a. Puffy Combs, a.k.a. Puff Daddy, arrested at UCLA after managing to get into a fight with the strength coach over his son’s ejection from football practice for alleged lack of effort. Yeah, that’s right, the strength coach.

That’s it for Wednesday. We’ll close with a performance from the short-lived super-group Beck, Bogart and Appice: “I’m Glad.” Nice guitar work from Beck.


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.