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May 20, 2013 6:39 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Lotta interruptions to blogging today. Maybe tomorrow I’ll cut off the phone and ignore the doorbell.

Here are some final items of the day:

* Supreme Court accepts first case in thirty years involving public prayers at government meetings. Except the howling from the Christian Right to begin commencing momentarily.

* The small world of former Romney ‘12 foreign policy advisors roiled by new ebook from colleague alleging chaos and indifference to substance.

* Rep. Jason Chaffetz, deputy to Darrell Issa with primary responsibility for Benghazi!, dances around the “I-word,” but won’t dismiss it.

* At Ten Miles Square, John Sides throws cold water on idea that 501(c)(4) controversy could lead to big-picture campaign finance reforms.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer looks at Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design as school that combines high cost and almost no vocational value.

And in non-political news:

* Ray Manzarek, co-founder of The Doors, dies at 74, outliving Jim Morrison by more than three decades. I’ll have a video tribute tomorrow morning.

To close the day, here’s Manfred Mann’s Earth Band performing “Buddha” on German television in 1974. This tune was on the first album I bought to check out my very first real stereo system.

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.

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