Day’s End and Night Watch

‘Twas a day I experienced through the haze of a big dose of DayQuil, and even then I was coughing and slumping over the computer. Definitely time for a big old nap.

Here are some remains of the day.

* Bush Super-PAC Right to Rise has now spent close to $20 million in early-state TV ads with no discernible impact.

* Unlike his predecessor, Paul Ryan not ruling out government shutdown when stopgap spending bill runs out on 12/11, and in fact adds Gitmo to list of items where confrontation with the White House is possible.

* At Ten Miles Square, Harold Pollack promotes new research showing much-maligned Medicaid actually succeeding in services for children with special health care needs.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer cites Amherst president Carolyn Martin for striking the right balance with respect to sometimes excessive student demands.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo looks at some very different media treatments of HRC comments on teacher evaluation, some nuanced, some alarmist.

And in non-political news:

* Conde Nast to close Details, its men’s fashion magazine.

That’s it for Wednesday. We’ll close with Hank Ballard and the Midnighters performing “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go.”

Selah.

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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.