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May 21, 2014 5:32 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Oddly, this blogging day went by with lightning speed. Hope it’s a trend.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Breaking news: Pelosi appoints Elijah Cummings, Tammy Duckworth, Linda Sanchez, Adam Schiff and Adam Smith to new Benghazi! panel.

* Gallup reports support for marriage equality rises to 55%—78% among under-30s. Wake up, Republicans.

* Pope Francis makes religious case for addressing climate change.

* At Ten Miles Square, Henry Farrell suspects David Brooks has an insufficient understanding of democracy.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes correlation between high levels of student debt and ever-rising compensation for college administrators.

And in non-political news:

* Great video of Mama Bear keeping Baby Bear from wandering into traffic.

Okay, that’s it for Wednesday. Let’s close with the Atlanta Rhythm Section’s “Champagne Jam,” accompanied by a wonderful montage of photography of Atlanta as it appeared in the 70s.


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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