Day’s End and Night Watch

Looks like we’ll be signing off before any election returns are in, but we’ll have a full recap tomorrow. For tonight, as always, I recommend Daily Kos Elections for up-to-the-minute one-stop coverage of the results.

* Politico‘s Steven Shepard has a good preview of election results to watch tonight, including a possible pro-Democratic flip of the VA Senate.

* Daily Kos Elections, naturally, has the preview for the real political animals, with an hour-by-hour guide for tonight from Jeff Singer.

* At Ten Miles Square, Harold Pollack updates what we know about the impact of Medicaid expansion on insurance levels.

* Also at Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman meditates on the persistence of the Republican politics of fear.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo provides an overview of some elections tonight that will have a big impact on education policy.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Norway tops latest OECD rankings of countries by quality of life.

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll close with one more Sonny Rhodes tune: “You Better Stop,” from the delightfully titled anthology album Bad, Bad Whiskey.

Selah.

Washington Monthly - Donate today and your gift will be doubled!

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.