Day’s End and Night Watch

Maybe tomorrow won’t feature any presidential candidate withdrawals like the last two–I’ll keep my eye on Baton Rouge just in case! But the HRC testimony could be a big and possibly positive deal for her.

Here are some remains of the day:

* HRC promises an active antitrust enforcement policy, especially in health care. More on that tomorrow.

* 10 House Freedom Caucus member publicly reject Ryan speakership bid, which could be enough to block the endorsement he has demanded.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys discusses the psychological weight of gun violence on Americans in any tense situation.

* At College Guide, Sarah Butrymowicz discusses a Texas experiment in requiring all high school students to take some college courses.

* At Republic 3.0, Anne Kim shows that even an expanded Social Security won’t be enough to ensure retirement security for middle-class families.

And for non-political news:

* 2015 still on track to become warmest year on record, dating back to 1880.

That’s it for Wednesday. Here’s my favorite Elvin Bishop Group song, “Struttin’ My Stuff.”


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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.