Day’s End and Night Watch

I’ve decided not to live-blog tonight’s GOP candidate “forum” in New Hampshire, but I will be watching it and will offer some comments in the morning.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Bobby Jindal cancels Louisiana’s Medicaid services contract with Planned Parenthood even though neither of its clinics in the state perform abortions. Betcha he says: “Others talk about defunding Planned Parenthood…I just did.”

* Past state efforts to ban Medicaid dollars for Planned Parenthood have run afoul of program rules guaranteeing beneficiaries a choice of providers.

* Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton arrested on three counts of felony security fraud violations, allegedly committed before he took office.

* At Ten Miles Square, Julia Azari figures the vast GOP candidate debates will have a bigger impact on which issues will be highlighted in the nominating process than on immediate candidate preferences.

* At Republic 3.0, Alicia Robb argues access to financing is the single biggest obstable to women achieving anything like parity in entrepreneurial opportunities.

And in non-political news:

* One month until College Football!

That’s it for Monday. Let’s go way back to Garcia’s pedal steel forays with the New Riders of the Purple Sage. This is 1971’s “Dirty Business.”


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.