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April 14, 2014 6:43 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

We’ll be back to less distracted blogging tomorrow, and perhaps the political news will pick up. In the mean time, for those planning to celebrate, Happy Passover!

Here are some remains of the day:

* A family-friendly blog cannot explicitly cover the ad John Boehner’s Tea Party primary opponent is running against the Orange Man, but it probably engorges him with rage.

* Federal judge strikes down portions of Ohio law refusing recognition to same-sex marriages legally performed in other states.

* The latest “truthers:” those who believe Hillary Clinton staged incident where audience member threw a shoe at her.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys examines the competing claims of CVS and Walgreens to be the chain most committed to fighting tobacco use.

* At College Guide, Clare McCann disputes Sen. Lamar Alexander’s claim that there are 45 different federal early childhood education programs.

And in non-political news:

* Annalisa Kraft-Linder surveys the sad state of Sears.

That’s it for Monday. In commemoration of the 149th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, here’s Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” set to music by a young woman named Kim P.


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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