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July 02, 2012 5:44 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Saddened by the death toll, power outages and continued hellish weather in mid-Atlantic. Mere politics seems less important, but after all, they may be connected depending on your views, or refusal to have views, on climate change.

Here are some emergency rations of news in case you are just regaining power:

* I’ll mention this only because I am a Georgian: 2009 CPAC wunderkind Jonathan Krohn, from Duluth, GA now says he supports ObamaCare—and Obama.

* Mitt heads to Israel to get him some Likud Love.

* Gallup Tracking Poll gives Obama biggest lead—48/43—since April.

* Romney tells donors—including Murdoch—he’s done flip-flopping on immigration, will count on limited Hispanic vote in battleground states.

* At one of my other haunts, Andrew Levison does a new take on defining the White Working Class.

* At College Guide, Keith Humphreys notes most college ranking systems track richest schools. Not Washington Monthly’s!

And in non-political news:

* Hotel Indigo sites in UK replacing Gideon Bibles with Kindle offering diverse religious texts. Will this succor future Rocky Raccoons?

Things are crazy cool here in central Cali. So I hope you will have the power to read my posts tomorrow. And I apologize if I seem to be a “Cool Jerk:”

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

  • SecularAnimist on July 02, 2012 5:56 PM:

    Ed Kilgore wrote: "Saddened by the death toll, power outages and continued hellish weather in mid-Atlantic."

    Get used to it.

    Floods, droughts, mega-fires, killer heat waves and ultra-violent storms colliding with a decaying, neglected electric grid is the future of America.

    In 10-20 years, this "hellish weather" will be normal weather.

    And you don't even want to think about what the extreme weather will be like.

    And if you are saddened by the death toll from this heat wave and the storms, just wait until you get a load of the death toll from famine.

  • Ron Byers on July 02, 2012 6:03 PM:

    Gideon Bibles are free and Kindles cost about $75 each. Even in bulk, I wonder if Hotel Indigo factors that into their rates?

  • Ron Byers on July 02, 2012 6:12 PM:

    I think I liked the Capitols" version better than the Go Go's cover of the "Cool Jerk."

  • Mitt's Magic Underpants on July 02, 2012 6:19 PM:

    Fix the CPAC link, please.

  • David in NY on July 02, 2012 7:10 PM:

    Romney is more scared of the Tea Party than of Rupert Murdoch (on immigration anyway). That's interesting -- Rupert thinks he better get some Hispanic votes, and he says he can't.

  • Bob M on July 02, 2012 10:01 PM:

    Comment by right-winger on Jonathan Krohn: "When this child grows up and begins to pay taxes, THEN he should get an opinion. Until then, he should shut up."

    Does that mean that corporations who don't pay taxes should shut up, too?

  • Patango on July 02, 2012 10:32 PM:

    The GO GO's rock , there were no chick bands in the 80's , and that really sucked , they made it more bearable

  • 2Manchu on July 02, 2012 11:44 PM:

    "Hotel Indigo sites in UK replacing Gideon Bibles with Kindle offering diverse religious texts. Will this succor future Rocky Raccoons?"

    That's only if the hotel is in a town somewhere in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

  • Ron Byers on July 03, 2012 12:51 AM:

    I guess you can buy a Kindle folio for about $20. That is still more than free.

  • T2 on July 03, 2012 9:18 AM:

    when I heard We Got the Beat on the car radio...I drove straight tot he record store and bought the 45. I found out it was an all girls band a few days later. What a killer hit song.

  • SecularAnimist on July 03, 2012 11:13 AM:

    Patango wrote: "there were no chick bands in the 80's"

    The Pretenders.