Day’s End and Night Watch

Have to say, my Georgia Bulldogs won a game over the weekend that was so bad I almost wish I hadn’t seen it. It’s a perfectly timed bye week now.

Could be a lot worse. I could be a Michigan fan. Condolences to the Wolverines for an unimaginable game-ending disaster.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Looks like Trey Gowdy may have disclosed name of a CIA source as he sought to attribute security breaches to HRC.

* Yeah, CBS/Fox reports that Biden about to announce decision on prez run not necessarily any stronger than last 50 screaming alerts.

* That was fast: Jim Webb reportedly mulling indie run for presidency.

* Blast from the past: House Republicans again moving bill that purports to avoid debt default by instructing Treasury to pay bills beyond debt limit breach.

* Federal court temporarily blocks Louisiana cutoff of Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood even as Texas moves in the same atavistic direction.

* At Republic 3.0, new research on whether voters in each party prioritize honesty or intelligence.

And in non-political news:

* Nawlins unsurprisingly ranks first among American cities as good place for creative professionals to live.

That’s it for Monday. Let’s close with one more Piano Red tune: “She’s Dynamite.”


Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

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.