Just read Joe Jackson’s wikipedia entry for the first time and discovered his first band was named Edward Bear (Winnie the Pooh’s “proper” name), subsequently renamed Edwin Bear. As an Edwin who is fond of ursine critters, I find that cool.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Planned #BlackLivesMatter protest at HRC event in NH fails as protesters don’t get to event in time before Secret Service sealed entrance. More about this tomorrow, I’m sure.

* Rick Perlstein reminds us of the unsavory history of the POW-MIA flag in Richard Nixon’s campaign of deception about Vietnam.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman advises Bernie Sanders to start focusing on liberal areas of support in Super Tuesday states.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo notes journalist love for back-to-school “teacher shortage” stories and questionable assumptions behind the meme.

* At Republic 3.0, Anne Kim discusses potential bio-methane boom.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Indictments issued in $100 million insider trading deal involving Ukrainian hackers and U.S. stockbrokers.

That’s it for Tuesday. Let’s close with Joe Jackson in the 1989 music video for one of his melt-in-your-mouth singles, “Down to London.”


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.