Day’s End and Night Watch

Watched a big chunk of last night’s Ohio State-VaTech game, and enjoyed ESPN’s amazingly elaborate coverage of the Hokies’ “Enter Sandman” team debut ritual. More fun than the pre-ordained Buckeye win, if you’re not a Buckeye.

Here are some remains of the day:

* HRC formally “apologizes” for email protocols. What will critics now demand? That she put forward both hands and say, “Cuff Me”?

* Hungarian bishop flatly contradicts Pope Francis’ plea for Christian hospitality for refugees.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman says John Boehner’s possible defenestration as Speaker is exactly what he’s got coming to him.

* At College Guide, Kirk Carapezza profiles the first woman to become president of Suffolk University, who is pleading to make her school more affordable, among other reforms.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo evaluates the best and worst reviews to come out so far of the influential new book on education reform in Newark.

And in non-poltical news:

* More evidence that if you don’t want to be a burglary target, you should get a dog. Woof woof.

That’s it for Tuesday. Let’s close with one more Patsy Cline vintage TV performance, on Country Style, USA, a short show produced by the US Army. She’s singing “Walking After Midnight,” wearing a loose skirt because she was very pregnant. The introduction is from Faron Young.


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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.