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April 21, 2014 6:39 PM Days End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Today’s news cycle was so barren that I almost resorted to writing about David Brooks questioning Obama’s “manhood,” which would be a new low in shooting fish in a barrel.

Here are some remains of the day:

* TNR’s Jonathan Cohn provides a comprehensive look at causes and implications of apparent uptick in health care inflation.

* Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson luridly suggests Media Matters paid to criticize her, which they’d be happy to do for free.

* Napster co-founder Sean Parker to leap into politics with his very large wallet.

* At Ten Miles Square, Julia Azari suggests RNC nomination process changes aimed at reining in insurgents might backfire.

* At College Guide, Michael Krupnick explores trend among law schools of lowering tuition to improve enrollment.

And in non-political news:

* Meteor shower to peak tomorrow, just in time for Earth Day.

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with one more Brownie McGhee performance with Sonny Terry: “Key to the Highway,” after an introduction from Pete Seeger.


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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