Political Animal


March 11, 2014 5:39 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

When “dentist appointment this afternoon” popped up on my phone, I nearly freaked. But it’s just a cleaning.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Last poll (from PPP) on FL-13 shows Sink up 48-45 over Jolly. RCP’s Sean Trende also guesses Sink will narrowly win. We’ll see.

* Prospect’s Abby Rapoport defines “GOP moderates” as “right-wingers who occasionally reach out to the center.”

* The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates wonders how Condoleezza Rice can offer advice on Ukraine without addressing her own administration’s failures in Iraq, as though they never happened.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman discusses a new CNN poll showing with greater precision how many Obamacare “opponents” actually want something more liberal.

* At College Guide, Robert Kelchen addresses court case which may establish whether parents can be held legally responsible for education costs of their children.

And in non-political news:

* Teen clothing retailers lead stock market retreat. Just moody and temperamental, I guess.

That’s it for Tuesday. Let’s close with one more less-famous McCartney tune: “Fixing a Hole,” from Sgt. Pepper.



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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