Is a week without a Republican presidential primary a week without a Romney gaffe? We’ll see. In the meantime, some leftovers from the day’s virtual clips:

* Wisconsin Republican state senator defends repeal of equal pay laws on grounds that “money is more important to men” than to women.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer draws attention to Chicago State University’s unprecedented demand that faculty and staff secure prior approval for all public communications, including use of social media.

* At Ten Miles Square, Harold Pollack deplores Paul Ryan’s efforts to depict his shredding of the social safety net as the next phase of welfare reform.

* Shape-shifting alert: Mitt Romney to address NRA later this week.

* American Crossroads Super-PAC about to initiate what will likely be a $200 million barrage of anti-Obama ads.

And in non-political news:

* Georgia Bulldogs celebrate Bubba Watson Masters win.

Time to compensate for late-night pondering of latest Mad Men episode. See you early tomorrow.


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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.