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August 13, 2013 6:07 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Have to admit I’ve been distracted today by the self-imposed task of listening to, selecting and posting keyboard-oriented songs today. But it’s been fun, and I don’t think we’ve missed much if any real political news. Here are some final items of the day, followed by two more videos:

* Alex Pareene and Charles Pierce get in some last-minute shots at Cory Booker before his expected easy nomination win tonight.

* TNR’s Jonathan Cohn explains that delay in implementation of Obamacare’s out-of-pocket expense cap limited to those with group plans with multiple administrators (e.g., separate insurance companies offering different types of insurance).

* Mike Konczal reports on new evidence that FDR had to be convinced to become a Keneysian instead of an Austerian.

* At Ten Miles Square, the New America Foundation’s Reid Cramer makes the case for government-matched Financial Security Credits to help poor people build wealth assets.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes research showing white people favor “meritocratic” standards for college admissions so long as it benefits white people instead of, say, Asians.

And in non-political news:

* L.A. restaurant offers 23-page menu of bottled waters. Don’t know if anyone’s figured out how to theme-drink ‘em like you do at a beer sampling bar (you know, the alphabet, the animals, the continents).

So at the close of our Keyboards Day, here, by popular demand, is a tune from Lee Michaels:

And also by popular demand, here’s Deep Purple performing “Hush,” with the added twist of the cheesy venue of Playboy After Dark. The dancing’s pretty hilarious, as is Ritchie Blackmore’s guitar lesson for Hef.

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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