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August 12, 2014 6:32 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

While juggling deadlines today, I didn’t get around to previewing today’s nationally-low-profile primaries in CT, MN, and WI, beyond linking to DKE’s fine coverage. But DKE’s live-blogging thread is already up, so check it out.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Sure enough, as I predicted earlier today, HRC has “clarified” her views on Obama’s foreign policy. Now we get to see the overreaction to her “flip-flop.” Sigh.

* The Hill’s Cameron Joseph rates the performances by the crowd of 2016 GOP presidential possibilities in Iowa over the weekend, and gives Texans Perry and Cruz big props. More about that tomorrow.

* TNR’s Brian Beutler responds to Jonathan Chait’s “liberals ought to be worried about Obama’s immigration executive order too!” piece. More about that tomorrow as well.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Dworkin argues a real U.S. commitment to Kurdistan is what was and is needed.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay discusses Scratch, a simplified computer programming language designed for children, and particularly its impact on girls.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Forced sale of Clippers to Steve Ballmer, and ejection of former owner Donald Sterling, clears last apparent hurdle.

That’s it for Tuesday. Let’s close with one more Buck Owens tune, a 1963 hit which, without specific evidence, I’ve always fancied as representing Buck’s comeback after his first wife Bonnie left him for Merle Haggard: “Love’s Going To Live Here Again.”

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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