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July 24, 2013 6:20 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Well, with the Royal Baby born and named and a sense of fatigue settling over the Weiner affair, maybe real news will make a comeback tomorrow.

Here are some final items of the day:

* Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy ambassador to Japan. Didn’t become senator, but will soon be talking with them.

* The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates calmly takes apart Ray Kelly’s claims that stop-and-frisk responsible for lower murder rates.

* DKos’ Joan McCarter explains Harry Reid’s confirmation blitz next week, which will include full slate of NLRB nominations.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman notes Ken Cuccinelli’s hypocrisy in pulling back from enforcement of anti-adultery laws.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses Sallie Mae Foundation report on how students pay for college.

And in non-political news:

* At least 35 reported dead in horrific train derailment in Spain.

To end the day, here’s Doug & the Slugs’ infectiously catchy 1983 tune: “Who Knows How To Make Love Stay?” This should become a standard wedding song. Maybe it is in Canada.


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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