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February 13, 2014 4:30 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

As noted in the last post, I’m off to assist at a wedding ceremony momentarily, so here are some remains of the day:

* More on Bob Corker’s efforts to intervene in the decision of auto workers in his state whether or not to choose union representation, and to intimidate their employer as well. Big government strikes again!

* At The Atlantic Uri Freedman wonders if the Winter Olympics have much of a future as the planet continues to warm.

* A primer on the impact of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys asks why direct help to people with addictions sometimes has a dramatic impact.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses research showing that the cost of college will catch up with the lifetime economic benefits of a college education in about 2086.

And in non-political news:

* Danica Patrick responds to slur from Richard Petty.

That’s it for the day. Here’s one more wonderful tune from Mississippi John Hurt: “Beulah Land.”


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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