Political Animal


February 26, 2014 5:53 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Got a shoutout on Twitter from a Monterey Herald reporter for mentioning local water woes at Lunch Buffet. Last time my stuff got noticed out here was by a staffer at the Henry Miller Library who blasted me as a Beltway Pundit the week after I attended a Lucinda Williams concert at their venue. Go figure.

Here are some final items of the day:

* Republicans cheer possibility of avoiding another Ken Buck Senate nomination as Rep. Cory Gardner announces he’ll run for Mark Udall’s Senate seat in CO.

* In an interesting exercise in ideological disciplinary action, Ben Domenech warns conservatives against any compromise with Keynesianism.

* Bill to avoid annual overriding of Medicare reimbursement rates moving along in both Houses of Congress with bipartisan supoort.

* Texas the very latest state where federal judge has declared same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

* At Ten Miles Square, Summer Jiang provides a very useful preview of upcoming DC elections for us outlanders.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on GAO report showing that increase in student loan borrowing limit would have little or not impact on college costs, rebutting a common conservative assumption.

And in non-political news:

* Perhaps indicating she’s more like Fiona Wallice than we realized, Lisa Kudrow hit with civil judgment that she owes ex-manager $1.6 million in unpaid commissions. Good thing Web Therapy recently renewed for a new season (I love the show myself).

That’s it for Wednesday. Let’s close with one more Fats Domino hit, “I’m Walking,” performed at Jazzfest in 2001.


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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