Day’s End and Night Watch

Big heat wave arriving on the Central Coast this week: high 70s with humidity. There are actual National Weather Service advisories, though most are aimed at nearby inland locales where the temperature could reach triple digits. They call it micro-climates.

Here are some remains of the day:

* HRC lays out her climate change agenda; more about this tomorrow.

* Sarah Posner gets David Brody to explain why a lot of evangelicals like Donald Trump. Seems it’s mostly an enemy of my enemies phenomenon.

* Boston folds 2024 Olympics bid.

* At TNR, Brian Beutler asks a good question: would Republicans today support the Americans with Disabilities Act?

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys supplies an analog to the Green Lantern Theory of magical presidential power: the Emerald City Theory that the feds can fix things like police brutality. More about that tomorrow.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo critiques Miami Herald headline that implies charter schools are private schools.

And in non-political news:

* Airfares should drop significantly for the autumn.

That’s it for Monday. Let’s close with a Rolling Stones song that was mostly the product of a Jagger-Mick Taylor all night writing session, though based on a Keith Richard fragment. It was recorded for Sticky Fingers in 1971: “Moonlight Mile.”


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.