Day’s End and Night Watch

One a these days people will be voting on Tuesdays. Political Animals can barely wait!

Here are some remains of the day:

* Marco Rubio delivers a Big Speech on Higher Ed, apparently denouncing accreditation systems while endorsing data on post-college earnings. Seems he’s having it both ways, but we’ll see later.

* New poll shows Democrats and liberals feel about the same as Republicans and conservatives about John Roberts.

* Will Marshall, not exactly a peacenik, makes case for any Iran nuke deal being better than the status quo.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo reviews media coverage of congressional consideration of No Child Left Behind reauthorization.

* At Republic 3.0, Pamela Conde discusses the strong research supporting afterschool opportunities as a great source for building social capital.

And in non-political news:

* Documents come out showing Bill Cosby admitting deployment of Quaaludes to faciliate sex with otherwise non-receptive women. Ugh.

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll close with the classic Ringo Starr Beatles performance, which is kinda poorly recognized because Joe Cocker’s cover became such a much bigger deal: from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, it’s “With a Little Help From My Friends.”

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.