Day’s End and Night Watch

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Here are some remains of the day:

* Commission announces general election debate schedule for September and October in Dayton, St. Louis & Las Vegas. Veep debate to be in Farmville, VA, of all places. I’ve been there; have you?

* Bernie Sanders publishes HuffPost op-ed attacking for-profit prisons.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman thinks House Democrats could really and truly exploit John Boehner’s desire for survival.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer mocks a boneheaded art project at SUNY Buffalo that managed to exacerbate racial tensions rather than expose racism.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo discusses the continuing challenge for education journalists of examining the premises of advocates seeking their attention.

And in non-political news:

* VW CEO Martin Winterkorn resigns amid scandal on rigging of U.S. emissions results for diesel vehicles.

That’s it for Wednesday. Let’s close with Roy Buchanan performing “Backyard Jam” from a 1971 PBS documentary.


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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.