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May 19, 2014 6:29 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Just discovered that the new FiveThirtyEight site has an excellent archive with all the stuff I wrote for them back in 2009-10. Very hard to find during the New York Times years.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Joe Biden gets invited to a high school prom, handles it well.

* Florida legislator tells crowd at anti-Common Core rally that the initiative’s aim is to “attract every one of your children to become as homosexual as they possibly can.” Yep, that’s what Jeb Bush wants.

* Mike Pence testing out his “repeal Obamacare, expand Medicaid” positioning in speech in DC.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein mocks polls that test qualities voters say they want in candidates before they are attached to actual candidates.

* At College Guide, Sarah Carr explores the new frontier of pre-K testing.

And in non-political news:

* Pontiac Silverdome being chopped and sold.

That it for the day. Here’s one more tune from Junior Wells, performing “Snatch It Back & Hold It.”


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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