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July 15, 2014 5:53 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

I’m being told by the techies that four You Tube videos a day are the max I should post to avoid the risk of slowing down site loading, and Lord knows I don’t want that. So although I’ll go one over today, I’ll return to the paths of righteousness tomorrow.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Club For Growth signaling impatience with Chris McDaniel’s failure to produce sufficient tangible evidence of illegal voting; clock’s definitely ticking now, Chris.

* Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and immigrant rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas arrested at maximum security McAllen, Texas, airport border patrol checkpoint for lack of documentation (which he’s always been honest about).

* Hopes fade for Egyptian-brokered cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein argues we’re reaching “the end of Obamacare politics” as the issue isn’t much helping Republicans.

* At College Guide, Jon Marcus reports on progress of “free college” movement, mainly focused on abolishing tuition at public community colleges.

And in non-political news:

* Micrsoft to announce big round of layoffs, reportedly as result of absorbing Nokia handset unit which produced redundancies.

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll have whatever sparse runoff results are available in the morning (I called today “mini-Tuesday” in a post for PPI). For now, let’s end French Music Day with “Lady Coca Cola” from Metal Urbain. Good to know the swinging guitar tradition we saw from Les Chaussettes Noire this morning lived on. Vive la France.

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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