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May 15, 2014 6:01 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

We’ll have some news tomorrow about our progress towards identifying a replacement or replacements for Kathleen Geier as a Weekend Blogger. I think you’ll like our next step.

Here are some remains of the day:

* On Fox, Tucker Carlson outdoes himself with the most outrageous statement of the year: “Go try and hire a male journalist. You can’t find any!”

* Rich Lowery claims National Review branding of Ben Sasse as “Nebraska’s Obamacare Nemesis” an important key to his Senate primary victory. It certainly helps explains why Shane Osborn spent so much time calling Sasse a secret Obamacare admirer.

* WaPo’s Griff Witte has a useful update on the upsurge of support for the right-wing UKIP Party in advance of European Parliament elections in Britain.

* At Ten Miles Square, Richard Skinner discusses the increasingly partisan and ideological character of SCOTUS appointments. Love this quote: “There is relatively little reason to court the “median voter” on Supreme Court picks.”

* At College Guide, Robert Kelchen examines Cory Booker’s student aid simplification bill.

And in non-political news:

* Two-and-a-Half Men to enter its final season. Thank God for that.

Let’s close the day with one more tune from the Drive-By Truckers: “The Righteous Path,” as performed on Austin City Limits.

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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