Day’s End and Night Watch

If you have any money in Greek banks, they reopened today, but still with very strict withdrawal limits. We’ll update that whole situation tomorrow.

Here are some remains of the day.

* Nate Silver adjudges Trump the “world’s greatest troll,” capable of creating an immense feedback loop between media and media consumers.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket suggests public financing of primaries is the best way to give parties control over their presidential candidates.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay argues that most kids from families with incomes under $30,000 can afford college, but don’t know it.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo recommends a new documentary called The One Who Got Away about a promising child whose life went awry.

* At Republic 3.0, Anne Kim discusses the growing phenomenon of Latino segregation.

And in non-political news:

* Seems there is a new southern wedding tradition of substituting for a unity candle the simultaneous firing of guns in the air. Seriously.

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with the Santana performance that really got things rolling: “Soul Sacrifice” at Woodstock.


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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.