It’s really looking like a wild and wooly week. Sometimes it’s a good thing not to have to pick and choose among topics for one’s twice-a-week political writings.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Pope Francis arrives in Washington and is greeted by Obama at beginning of both substantive and symbolic visit.

* Brian Williams returns as “breaking-news anchor,” whatever that means, at MSNBC.

* Though polling news for her has improved, HRC did fail to snag hoped-for September endorsements from AFSCME and SEIU.

* At Ten Miles Square, Sanford Levinson asks the sensitive question of how we are to have a civil discussion of the influence of the military in national life if we are accustomed to viewing everyone in uniform as a hero.

* At College Guide, Andre Perry argues black lives need to matter in schools as well as the streets.

And in non-political news:

* Hajj begun in Saudi Arabia by two million pilgrims.

That’s it for Tuesday. Let’s close with Bobby Radcliff and “Hard Road to Travel.”


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.