Day’s End and Night Watch

Kinda got caught up with a lot of the news stories yesterday that people are talking about today, so I’m glad to wrap up and wait for what is likely to be a resurgence of news tomorrow. Still haven’t figured out how to deal with tomorrow’s debates, but some live-blogging or evening posts are a possibility.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Man carrying a gun and hatchet and deploying tear gas killed by police in a Nashville theater. No one else seriously injured, it seems. No motive established yet.

* Conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds district judge’s ruling that new Texas voter ID requirement violates Voting Rights Act.

* At TNR, Rebecca Leber helpfully lists all the non-conventional views of the various GOP presidential candidates.

* At Ten Miles Square, James Wimberly fears same statutory construction rules laid down by Chief Justice in King v. Burwell could generate successful challenge to Obama’s utility regs.

* At Republic 3.0, Anne Kim reports on federal, state and local efforts to encourage healthy grocery options in “food deserts.”

And in non-political news:

* Willie Mae’s Scotch House in New Orleans named best fried chicken restaurant in America.

That’s it for Wednesday. Let’s close with Robert Cray performing “Acting This Way” on Letterman.


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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.