Day’s End and Night Watch

Nice to be back home where the high temperature is 70 and the only thunder is from the waves.

Here are some remains of the day:

* White House spox says Obama being “a little flip” by referring to certain Republican congress-critters as “crazies.” I thought it was a clinical diagnosis.

* Eventually tainted products lose market share: Jeb Bush fundraising juggernaut losing steam.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jim Sleeper offers a meditation on the three U.S. Marines who thwarted a terrorist on a French train–and the forces that shaped the incident.

* At College Guide, Emmanuel Felton discusses use of Big Data by college admissions offices to predict student success.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo examines the battle over an op-ed on New Orleans school reforms at the New York Times.

And in non-political news:

* U.S. stocks tank again after big Tuesday rally.

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll close with one more early Elvis Costello performance: “Waiting For the End of the World,” in 1978 in New Jersey.


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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.