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August 25, 2014 6:34 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Well, feeling much better so far today. Thanks for the expressions of sympathy for my chronic issues. PA didn’t miss too many beats, though.

Here are some remains of the day:

* New Mexico GOP Senate candidate runs ad with pix of Foley killer juxtaposed with Obama golfing. Get used to it.

* Hey, pundits, this is what “disarray” looks like: French socialist government in trouble after economics minister suggests France is wrongly following Germany’s austerity policies.

* Priceless Fox headline: “More White House officials at Michael Brown’s funeral than Thatcher’s.”

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman wittily goes All Cicero on MoDo.

* At College Guide—well, just read the whole September/October issue of the Washington Monthly!

And in non-political news:

* Amazon is buying Twitch for a reported cool billion dollars. Barely even raises eybrows any more, does it?

That’s it for a Manic Monday. Let’s close with a classic song of schoolboy envy with some underlying class tension: The Jam with a faithful cover of The Kinks’ “David Watts.”


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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