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June 12, 2014 5:26 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Nap or World Cup? I’ll let my subconscious decide.

Here are some remains of the day:

* New EPI study shows average CEO compensation in 2013 up 21% from 2010. Nice work if you can get it.

* Peter Beinart compares chaos in House GOP with “order and unity” of House Democrats.

* Prospect’s Paul Waldman notes high percentage of conservatives in Pew study saying they want to live in rural areas or small towns. He asks: “What’s stopping you?”

* At Ten Miles Square, Julia Azari uses an anecdote about a 1932 Prohibition activist interpreting the 1932 elections as being about booze to question the willingness of observers to spin mandates from individual elections.

* At College Guide, Sarah Butrymowicz reports on mixed reviews of a trial run in Massachusetts for computerized tests soon to be required under Common Core.

And in non-political news:

* Brazil and Croatia currently tied 1-1 in opening match of World Cup.

That’s it for Thursday. Let’s close with a long but fabulous performance by Five Peace Band, the Chick Corea/John McLaughlin (the guitarist, not the pollster) partnership. The tune is “Raju.”


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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