Day’s End and Night Watch

A little late on the Day’s End post today because I got distracted counting up the number of years of elected-official experience among the also-rans in the GOP presidential field. I’ll explain tomorrow.

Here are some remains of the day:

* At Iowa State Fair, Marco Rubio throws football and hits a child in the face. Bet Rubio longs for the days when candidates at the Fair tossed baseballs at Bobo the Clown and risked nothing more than insults.

* At the Plum Line Greg Sargent points out “birthright citizenship” was one of the GOP’s great accomplishments.

* At Ten Miles Square, Julia Azari looks at the history of presidents and candidates voluntarily limiting their tenure.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses the NLRB ruling against recognizing Northwestern football players’ union organizing rights.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo looks forward to the L.A. Timesrobust education coverage.

And in non-political news:

* Baylor lineman gets into shape, drops from 440 pounds to a mere 392.

That’s it for Tuesday. Let’s close with one more 1997 performance by Luther Allison, on the island of La Reunion: “Living in the House of Blues.”


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.