Political Animal


November 28, 2012 5:35 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Finally home, sitting at the iMac, and getting ready for the first normal work day in more than a week. But here’s what is left from sifting through today’s news dust:

* TAP launches series of 19 essays on long-range strategy for progressives.

* Bolling drops out of 2013 VA gubernatorial race after wingnuts set up Cuccinelli win via convention instead of primary.

* At Wonkbook, Brad Plumer draws attention to pending expiration of extended unemployment benefits.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein attacks myth that Senate rules can only be changed on first day of session.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer takes on idea there’s any “fair” way to police admissions to elite schools.

And in non-political news:

* Toymaker creates allergy-free lunches for dolls with sensitivities to foods.

Back tomorrow for a full and regular day.


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.


  • Hue & Cry on November 28, 2012 7:33 PM:

    Sickening watching the uninspiring malady known as John Boehner go from lets make a deal to hell no you can't, day after day. Moan, groan, whine, hiss, sob

    At least the week is made with Tom Ricks consequential meeting of the mindless on Fox News--he the notable winner of Fox News' dishonest repartee.

    Tone deaf Republicans with their 19 white male committee chairmen ignoring the election ramifications. I put Susan Collins in the category of tone deaf, as well as underhanded in all of this. Surprised she would damage her cred this way.
    Strange, unseemly. They degrade themselves. Most people are laughing at the utter ridiculousness of their daily issuances.
    I would think she would come out to discuss the role of women in committees, not putting herself out there as a tool for McCain and Graham's obvious payback to Democrats.