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July 21, 2014 5:24 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Spent the whole day being startled by every glance at the clock. Adjusting to EDT not as easy as getting to sleep in.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Kevin Drum weighs in with his own critique of Tom Frank’s latest attack on Obama.

* Hospitals are struggling in states that rejected Medicaid expansion.

* And speaking of Obamacare, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine has prepared and published a report suggesting an even higher level of insurance coverage via ACA than previous estimates: 20 million.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman dissects and explodes study concluding “socialism” causes dishonest government.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay discusses research showing traditional, teacher-directed math instruction still works best with first-grade students, especially those struggling with math.

And in non-political news:

* Shakira voted most likable celebrity on Facebook.

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with a tune from Yusuf Islam’s relatively recent return to musical performance: the highly didactic devotional, “I Look, I See:”

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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