Day’s End and Night Watch

It’s now white-knuckle time for Europe as it struggles to come up with a united front on what to do about the defiant Greeks. The next couple of days should be interesting to say the least.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Ben Carson denounces criticism of Donald Trump’s comments on immigrants from Mexico as representing–you guessed it–“political correctness.” Poor persecuted Donald!

* Jonathan Chait discusses Andrew Jackson’s increasingly anomalous role as a symbol of the Democratic Party. More about that tomorrow.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys examines parallel arguments for “presuming guilt” in certain criminal cases, and their very real costs.

* At College Guide, Jackie Mader on Common Core’s acid test among five-year-olds in Mississippi.

* At Republic 3.0, Anne Kim discusses a new study on the very specific shortcomings of schools serving high-poverty families.

And in non-political news:

* Most annoying celebrity couple ever finally breaks up! Good thing they never bothered to get married.

That’s it for Monday. Let’s close with another Robertson classic: “King Harvest (Has Surely Come),” with Richard Manuel on lead vocals and some wicked guitar from Robbie, performed in 1970.


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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.