Day’s End and Night Watch

Sorry for the blogging gap this afternoon, but I had a chore that wouldn’t wait. Still hit the magic number of posts, though.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Uh-oh: for the first time national poll of Republicans shows Donald Trump leading the presidential field.

* Team Jebbie announces it has raised $114 million, over $100 million of which is from the Rise to Rise Super-PAC. So I guess they met their targets.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman makes the case Bernie Sanders might win by attracting people outside the Democratic Party. More about that tomorrow.

* At College Guide, Robert Kelchen argues that the real “student loan debt crisis” is not really among heavy borrowers, but simply among those with dismal earnings prospects.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo sums up media coverage of congressional floor action on No Child Left Behind reauthorization. More about that tomorrow, too.

And in non-political news:

* Blurry photo of the planet Pluto best yet.

That’s it for Thursday. We’ll close with a recent Courtney Love solo track: “You Know My Name.” You can certainly dance to it if you move pretty fast.

Selah.

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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.