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June 19, 2014 5:48 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

If you get bored tonight, check out the roundtable discussion on progressives and the white working class that’s up at The Democratic Strategist site, as a spinoff from the Stan Greenberg and Ruy Teixeira/John Halpin essays in the new issue of the Washington Monthly.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise both breeze to House GOP leadership wins.

* Peter Beinart publishes vast “Unified Theory of Hillary.” More on that tomorrow.

* Landrieu-engineered committee vote on Keystone XL not very helpful to Mark Udall.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Dworkin makes the case for U.S. acceptance of Kurdish independence.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer argues that court decision striking down California teacher tenure laws on behalf of poor students ignores research showing better social services, not different teachers, is what they need.

And in non-political news:

* A listicle worth reading: favorite beers of World Cup countries.

That’s it for Thursday. Let’s close Juneteenth with Lightnin’ Hopkins performing “Cotton.”

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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