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September 03, 2013 6:02 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

So the latest college football polls are out, and my Georgia Bulldogs are far and away the highest ranked 0-1 team in the country.

Here are some final items of the day:

* In Senate testimony, Kerry backtracks and signals acceptance of resolution barring use of U.S. ground troops.

* To no one’s surprise, AIPAC endorses Syria use-of-force resolution.

* TNR’s Alec MacGillis notes impact of public financing on direction of New York’s mayoral election.

* At Ten Miles Square, Harold Pollack assesses conservative complaints about the treatment of Ronald Reagan’s racial views in The Butler and suggests the movie let him off pretty easy.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reviews evidence that Americans generally share experts’ worries that public colleges are becoming unaffordable.

And in non-political news:

* Pats owner protests he “loves Tim Tebow” very much, but apparently not enough to give him a roster spot.

That’s all for the first full day of a short week. Here’s Merle Haggard again, this time doing his famous impressions of Buck Owens and Johnny Cash with a little help from their own selves, on Glenn Campbell’s TV show.


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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