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December 17, 2013 6:02 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Finally got a new mini washer/dryer today. It’s gonna be like a laundromat here tonight, without the quarters.

Speaking of quarters, please consider taking that coin jar to the bank and making a tax-deductible donation to keep the the machines going here at WaMo and Political Animal. I really, really appreciate it.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Andrew Sullivan offers his own deconstruction of Ron Fournier’s “Bush = Obama” column, emphasizing Ron’s psychological need to blame and punish Obama for the breakage of so many old Washington rules.

* Our own Ryan Cooper writes at Plum Line about Elizabeth Warren’s bill to block use of credit scores in employment decisions. More about this tomorrow; I think this is a bigger deal than Ryan suggests.

* “Accidental” loophole saving the very rich up to $100 billion in estate tax payments.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys pens a letter to WaPo’s public editor about credulous science reporting, and gets no response.

* At College Guide, Robert Kelchen reviews the year in higher ed policy. Don’t miss it.

And in non-political news:

* Mega Millions jackpot up to $636 million, second highest level ever.

Let’s wrap up today’s brief tribute to early-80s Atlanta-based alt rock music with Samurai Catfish’s “Night Alone.”

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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