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July 30, 2014 6:16 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Quick notice: tomorrow we’re interring my mother’s ashes with her late husband Chuck at the V.A. National Cemetery, so Martin will be filling in with a couple of midday posts.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Exhaustive briefing by Irin Carmon on the Notre Dame “religious liberty” case, which she calls “the next Hobby Lobby.”

* OMG! Investigation of Wisconsin professor exposes “Google Group used by over 1,000 state and national leftwing leaders and activists.” Another JournoList! And nobody thought to include me!

* David Dayen interviews Rick Perlstein about the latest volume his chronicle of U.S. conservatism, this one focused on Ronald Reagan. Can’t wait to read it.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein discusses revelations of self-defeating reporting requirements for understaffed federal agencies.

* At College Guide, Conor Williams reports on new research showing mixed evidence about effectiveness of school breakfast programs.

And in non-political news:

* Sharknado 2 on SyFy tonight!

That’s it for Wednesday. Here, because it’s mandatory, is Jimi Hendrix performing “Wild Thing” at Monterey in 1967, the performance where he immolates his guitar.


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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