Day’s End and Night Watch

Well, it’s been a pretty big Thursday, with quite possibly a big Friday on the way courtesy of SCOTUS.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Bernie Sanders up into the 20s in Bloomberg polls in Iowa and New Hampshire; O’Malley still at 2%.

* A fuller compendium of conservative attacks on John Roberts than the one I offered earlier today.

* At the Prospect, Gershom Gorenberg takes a close look at the UN-authorized report on last year’s Gaza War and finds it doesn’t really justify the Kabuki reactions.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer shrewdly notes that heavy use of poorly paid adjunct faculty by colleges undermines their claims to be in the business of building successful careers.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo discusses recent stories about unified applications processes for students in “choice” jurisdictions.

And in non-political news:

* India outstrips U.S. in whiskey consumption

That’s it for Thursday. Today’s the 69th birthday of Blue Oyster Cult guitarist and keyboardist Allen Lanier. Here’s the band performing “Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll” in Rochester in 1972. I remember watching a cover band perform this song a year or two later in Clarkesville, Tennessee to the drunkest college audience I believe I’ve ever seen.


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.