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.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.