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August 05, 2014 5:57 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

I’ll be watching primary returns tonight, and writing a TPMCafe column (probably on Bloody Kansas), and will report whatever seems interesting tomorrow. As always, Daily Kos Elections has a fine preview.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Daniel Malloy reports NRSC about to hit Michelle Nunn with $2.5 million worth of attack ads in the Atlanta market.

* National Interest’s John Allen Gay pens a long and critical analysis of Ted Cruz’s foreign policy views as too neoconish.

* Intriguing proposal for right-wing third party that would spring into existence only after massive pledges of support and money. Hoped-for leader is, of course: St. Joan of the Tundra. Just her kind of gig: it’s all sorta unreal.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein concedes that current polarization different from that of the past, especially with respect to “dysfunctions in the broken Republican Party.”

* At College Guide, Andre Perry argues for moving teacher training classes out of university campuses and into urban schools.

And in non-political news:

* Gannett the latest media company to announce spinoff of its print publishing arm.

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll close with this hilarious 1982 video of the Kansas-based punk band The Embarrassment covering Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” in what appears to be someone’s back yard.

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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