Day’s End and Night Watch

Got tied up this afternoon with a TPMCafe column that I thought would be a snap, about why Mike Huckabee is addicted to Holocaust analogies. Wound up down in the conceptual murk of Christian Right madness, and it took a good while to get out.

Here are some remains of the day:

* McKay Coppins takes us inside the bizarre world of Donald Trump’s inner circle.

* Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to be released on parole in November.

* At Ten Miles Square, James Wimberly reports on the working drafts that may lead to the upcoming Paris climate agreement.

* At College Guide, Kirk Carapezza discusses the relative value of elite pre-college summer programs.

* At Republic 3.0, Anne Kim documents the slow-but-steady conquest of “young invincibles” by Obamacare.

And in non-political news:

* NFL upholds Tom Brady’s four-game suspension punishment for “Deflategate.”

That’s it for Tuesday. Let’s close with one more Junior Kimbrough tune, from the documentary Deep Blues: “All Night Long.”

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.