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May 28, 2012 5:32 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

I hope everyone’s long weekend (those whose employment status allowed for that) was more restful and anxiety-free than mine. But no one should have been greatly troubled by the need to sort through the news, which was ultra-lite on this holiday. Here are some crumbs from a very small table:

* Texas Senate primary is tomorrow, and long-time GOP front-runner David Dewhurst is responding to complaints he is a RINO by calling rivals Ted Cruz and Tom Leppert Liberal! Liberal! Liberal! in effort to get to 50%.

* Paul Krugman rips Chris Christie a new one for phony fiscal hawkery now that New Jersey budget shortfall out in the open.

* State of New York trying to sell off closed prison buildings to raise revenues.

* At Ten Miles Square, John Sides cites evidence that Obama might in fact be able to move African-American opinion on same-sex marriage—and other issues.

* Digby pays tribute to Veterans for Peace’s Arlington West at Santa Monica Beach commemorative.

* CNN’s Mike Mount provides brisk summary of conflicts going on around defense reauthorization bill.

And in non-political news:

* Sex Pistols re-release “God Save the Queen” after 35 years. Amazing thing is that UK still has the same Queen.

Hope you enjoy what’s left of the Holiday weekend.

Selah.

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.

Comments

  • jjm on May 28, 2012 5:56 PM:

    I have to say that Krugman calling the GOP "fiscal phonies" is one of the great namings of the century (re: "* Paul Krugman rips Chris Christie a new one for phony fiscal hawkery now that New Jersey budget shortfall out in the open.")

  • T2 on May 28, 2012 6:14 PM:

    In the TX Senate race we have a miracle....both GOPers are telling the truth...calling each other racists and bigots and willing to say anything to get elected.

  • Kathryn on May 28, 2012 6:51 PM:

    Obama campaign ought to adopt Paul Krugman's fiscal phonies title for the Paul Ryan brigade, incliding Romney, it's catchy. When I caught a glimpse of Christie doing his bully bit, I thought he was talking (er, screaming) about a federal official not a state official, talk about shooting the messenger. What a disgusting jerk, what is his approval rating in New Jersey, has the bombastic bully charm worn thin, even as he hasn't?

  • researcher on May 28, 2012 9:04 PM:

    Similarly, Paul Krugman was a *genius* guest on Bill Maher's Friday night program, making so much sense with great precision. What a treasure.
    With classy credibility and profound knowledge, Professor Krugman excels at exposing the truth about this GOP.

  • troglodyte on May 28, 2012 9:11 PM:

    I conclude that when the Sex Pistols recorded "God Save the Queen" in the 1970s, the Lord heeded them.

  • 2Manchu on May 29, 2012 9:46 AM:

    "Digby pays tribute to Veterans for Peace’s Arlington West at Santa Monica Beach commemorative."

    God bless them. Any veteran who isn't for peace needs their frickin' head space and timing checked.