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August 29, 2013 6:06 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Sure feels like a Friday, but nooooo.

Here are some final items of the day:

* Wow: Cameron loses vote in House of Commons on authorization for a military strike against Syria. He says he will “respect” that decision.

* Two polls of LVs in Virginia show McAuliffe opening up significant lead over Cuccinelli.

* TNR’s Jonathan Cohn goes deeper on Medicaid expansion victory in Michigan.

* At Ten Miles Square, Cass Sunstein warns of psychological factors inhibiting a healthy fear of climate change.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer explains much higher scores on latest battery of tests for San Jose State University’s MOOC experiment.

And in sorta non-political news:

* AP offers an 8-years-later assessment of Katrina’s damage.

That’s it for the day. We’ll close with Audioslave’s Katrina song, “Wide Awake.”


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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