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July 24, 2014 5:58 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Now that I got an especially pointy-headed post out of my system, time to wrap. They did like it at The Episcopal Cafe.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Another plagiarism blowup, this time involving an editor at Buzzfeed.

* Once-promising bipartisan VA “fix” near collapse.

* Another botched lethal injection execution, this one in Arizona.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jim Sleeper examines the “Superman syndrome” among pundits ever agitating for U.S. military interventions.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses the practicality—and justice—of asking grandparents to help pay for kids’ college educations.

And in non-political news:

* Essay on film/TV career of eccentric genius Mike Leach, football coach at Wazzou and pirate enthusiast.

That’s it for Thursday. Let’s close with Magic Sam performing with Shakey Jake Harris live in Chicago in 1968: “Hate To See You Go.”


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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