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March 19, 2014 5:53 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

So I tweeted my fairly elaborate post about the history of Christian Right Nazi analogies, and immediately got back a tweet reading: “Eugenics? A PROGRESSIVE crusade EMBRACED BY HITLER. Hello?” Sometimes I wonder why I bother with anything other than sloganeering.

Here are some remains of the day:

* 39 Moral Monday protesters arrested at Georgia Capital for protests of state’s refusal to expand Medicaid coverage.

* My former PA sidekick Ryan Cooper joins chorus against FiveThirtyEight’s “data journalism” with blistering column at his new perch at The Week.

* New survey shows plurality of Americans now follow news throughout the day, not just at breakfast or dinner-time. Fresh hope for news-cycle bloggers!

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys compares and contrasts Tory handling of UKIP with Republican handling of Tea Folk.

* At College Guide, Clare McKann discusses “social impact bonds” as novel instrument for funding pre-K programs.

And in non-political news:

* Pope Francis blesses Russell Crowe, but won’t bless (or watch) Noah.

Let’s close the day with Elvis’ last consensus #1 single, 1969’s “Suspicious Minds.”

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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