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June 03, 2014 6:07 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

I’m going to bail a tad early today in anticipation of staying up half the night to watch primary returns, not least those from here in California. We’ll have a full plate of analysis available tomorrow.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Joni Ernst, likely to win Republican Senate nomination in Iowa tonight, deleted tweet on May 31 offering “thoughts and prayers” for Bowe Bergdahl and family.

* Heritage’s new “objective news” site, the Daily Signal, launches with a wave of agitprop on Benghazi!, Common Core.

* NRA counsels gun activists to refrain from carrying long guns into restaurants without permission. Squishes.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein suggests today’s hostility towards climate change activists among Republicans simply replaced an earlier indifference.

* At College Guide, Sarah Carr examines New Orleans’ creation of an all-charter public school district.

And in non-political news:

* Harry Carey barhopping diary from 1972 surfaces.

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll close with one more Sunnyland Slim tune: “Going Back to Memphis.”


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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