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July 28, 2014 5:25 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Another primary-less Tuesday tomorrow, but things will heat up against next week with six contests.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Sen. John Walsh’s current line of defense on plagiarism charge is that he just did it once.

* In other plagiarism news, Dave Weigel has the elaborate backstory of the BuzzFeed scandal that got Benny Johnson fired.

* Nate Cohn finds no signs of a 2014 Republican “wave” in the generic congressional ballot numbers.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman expresses frustration at the lack of interest in the question of how rather than whether pot should be legalized.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay argues that over-estimation of poverty among U.S. students disguises systemic educational failures.

* Fourth Circuit affirms district court ruling striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.

And in non-political news:

* Red Lobster tries to go upmarket by cutting down on deals. No more Shrimp Fest?

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with Mike Bloomfield performing “Long Distance” with Muddy Waters in 1974.

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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