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March 04, 2013 5:30 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Not the slowest Monday in recent weeks, but not a barnburner by any means. Good time to check out the March/April issue of the Washington Monthly.

Here are some remainders of the day:

* Jeb Bush sends some interesting mixed signals, with a new book on immigration opposing a “path to citizenship” combined with statements indicating an openness to new revenues in a budget deal.

* Greg Sargent catches New York Times’ Bill Keller in a repetition of the mendacious GOP talking point about Obama only offering tax increases in budget talks.

* The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson takes closer look at corporate profits surge and flagging GDP and employment.

*At Ten Miles Square, Sarah Binder discusses the conditions under which the Hastert Rule might indeed die.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports sequestration will zap 33,000 college work-study slots.

And in non-political news:

* Former fashion model sues Mad Men for a bundle over unauthorized use of her image in the show’s opening credits.

To close the day, here again are Beck, Bogert & Appice from grainy 1973 footage, this time covering “Superstition.”

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

  • max on March 04, 2013 5:56 PM:

    * Jeb Bush sends some interesting mixed signals, with a new book on immigration opposing a “path to citizenship” combined with statements indicating an openness to new revenues in a budget deal.

    He is in favor of immigration reform if it involves guest workers and more border security. He is against immigration reform that turns current resident non-citizens into citizens and not more guest workers.

    Or Democrats take immigration reform to mean straightening out our wacky immigration system to encourage more new citizens to come here and Republicans believe immigration reform means cheap lawn mowing but no citizenship for brown people. Ever.

    Greg Sargent catches New York Times’ Bill Keller in a repetition of the mendacious GOP talking point about Obama only offering tax increases in budget talks.

    His actual narrative seemed to be more reality-based than the R-friendly pundits though. His complaint was that he blamed Obama for not sticking with reversing the Bush tax cuts so that Obama would them have the leverage to trade the tax increases away in exchange for entitlement cuts.

    max
    ['Obama didn't bargain harshly enough against himself, I think.']

  • charlie don't surf on March 04, 2013 6:40 PM:

    Wow, I forgot all about Beck Bogert & Appice. I have their album stored in a box somewhere. Jeff Beck is a guitar god.

  • Joe Friday on March 04, 2013 9:55 PM:

    "Jeb Bush sends some interesting mixed signals, with a new book on immigration opposing a 'path to citizenship' "

    To quote Haley Barbour, "That dog won't hunt".

  • reidmc on March 05, 2013 12:23 PM:

    Jeff Beck is the A#1 amazing all-time rock guitarist.

    This clip, however, is the musical equivalent of tap-dancing dinosaurs.