Just a year and four days until the General Election of 2016, which could change all our lives for better or worse.
Here are some remains of the day:
* At the Atlantic, Garrett Epps offers a meditation on the importance of free speech rights–and the unequal burden these rights also impose on minorities.
* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman views the career of the late Ahmed Chalabi as an object-lesson in the Middle Eastern blundering of the U.S.
* Also at Ten Miles Square, Gilad Edelman reports on Supreme Court oral arguments in the Spokeo v. Robins case, and suspects the Chief Justice is on board the idea of a distinction between “real-life” and “legal” injury.
* At College Guide, Jason Delisle offers fresh and skeptical research on tuition tax benefits.
* At Republic 3.0, Anne Kim reminds us why “flat tax” schemes are inherently unfair.
And in non-political news:
* A Rams fans says Todd Gurley brought the fun back.
That’s it for Wednesday. We’ll close with a double dose of blue-eyed soul with Delbert McClinton and Bonnie Raitt performing “Good Man, Good Woman” on Letterman.