Political Animal


March 06, 2012 6:32 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

* Ex-Mossad director says Romney op-ed on Iran making situation on the ground much worse. Thanks, Mitt.

* Josh Marshall says surge in support for Newt (!) will be significant factor in returns tonight.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer compares two studies of student loan debt, and declares one (that was touted by Wall Street Journal) highly misleading.

* Politico’s James Hohmann profiles Ron Paul’s caucus-focused Super Tuesday campaign.

* Legislative auditor in LA estimates $3 billion loss in state revenues due to corporate subsidies over five year period.

And in non-political but urgent news:

* Michigan man sues AMC Theater over movie snack prices.

Tonight we can all watch Super Tuesday results, beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST. I’ll have full analysis tomorrow, even if that involves watching pointless Gingrich victory statement from GA.


Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • Memekiller on March 06, 2012 6:47 PM:

    "...surge in support for Newt (!) will be significant factor in returns tonight."

    What do you do when you run out of Not-Romney's to get their moment in the sun? Start over, of course.

  • cwolf on March 06, 2012 11:45 PM:

    Uh oh, Dust off those the Tin Foil Hats:

    From Juan Cole

    The wingnuts are all in a tizzy about some German news article alleging that North Korea carried out a nuclear test for Iran.
    As with the Niger uranium story that helped underpin the Iraq war, it is all hype and there is nothing to it.

  • Rudy Gonzales on March 06, 2012 11:46 PM:

    These TEA-GOP-Republican's are seeing their futures fade if they do not do anything just months before the voter go to the polls. They want the credit for doing something. But let's all remember:
    The TEA-GOP-Republican party have introduced more abortion bills in the House and in state legislatures across the nation in an effort to control the women of America. They have tried to legislate more religious laws into effect in every state house and in the nation's Capital. Their efforts to stifle gay marriage or relationships reeks of gestapo tactics. That has nothing to do with generating jobs in America nor is it any of their business. They have introduced legislation to allow more guns on the street while lowering taxes on the richest people in America. They call the"occupy Wall Street" names because they showed America the concentration of wealth in fewer and fewer people and power concentration in less generous, more controlling hands. Other efforts include numerous governmental investigations to slow down the ability of the government to function fluidly. Localities have resorted to additional fees for extra-curricular activities to pay for student education. The TEA-GOP-Republicans are so far out of touch, I'm wondering if American's are really paying attention.

  • 2Manchu on March 06, 2012 11:57 PM:

    "Michigan man sues AMC Theater over movie snack prices."

    That's why you stop at the grocery store before going to the movies. And bring along a jacket.

  • Anonymous on March 07, 2012 3:00 AM:

    Holy crap !!!
    How stupid are Ohio Rs,,,

    They just nominated numb-nut, Joe the Plumber for Congress.

  • bluestatedon on March 07, 2012 9:00 AM:

    I have a lot of respect for Josh Marshall, but I have no idea what led him to think that Gingrich was going to have any legs outside of Georgia.