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October 02, 2013 7:06 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Here at the most distant gate available at ATL, preparing for a five-hour flight, I’m rarin’ to go home. But here are some final items of this maddening day:

* Like Dylan Matthews, Matt Yglesias sees potential doom in our constitutional system.

* An equally sunny Jonathan Chait predicts a debt default.

* Josh Marshall says don’t count on “moderate” Republicans to save the day: they never show up.

* Sarah Kliff looks at the enrollment “glitches” and adjuges them as primarily due to high demand for information—and insurance.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein sees no evidence Boehner is dragging House GOP into a fight they don’t want.

And in non-political news:

* Vermont man pleads guilty to stealing cards and letters written by Robert Frost, and gets by with $100 fine.

That’s it for today. Let’s close on a more hopeful note, with (once again) Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush performing “Don’t Give Up.”


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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