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September 03, 2014 5:48 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Preparing to go back to Georgia for more family business next week. Don’t suppose autumn could arrive by then, could it?

That was a joke.

Here are some remains of the day:

* David Frum hails Obama speech in Estonia today as representing “ultimate” U.S. commitment to NATO. That makes me kind of nervous.

* Jeffrey Toobin explains why Halbig case ultimate test for Scalia’s doctrine of textualism.

* At TNR Rebecca Leber looks at slow progress of legislation criminalizing “revenge porn.” CA—and to my surprise, GA—are among 13 states that have acted.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein argues timing is wrong for GOP shutdown even if Obama freaks them out with DACA expansion.

* At College Guide, Conor Williams compares Bobby Jindal’s sudden disdain for Common Core with aftermath of one-night stand.

And in non-political news:

* Celebrity nude pix hackers may have stumbled into child porn charges.

That’s it for Wednesday. We’ll close with Montrose performing “Space Station #5” in Santa Cruz:


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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