The news cycle started slowly this morning, gained momentum later, providing fodder for tomorrow and for these additional notes today:

* Krugman hopes Americans aren’t as forgetful about the origins of the bad economy as Mitt Romney thinks they are.

* Obama receives the dubious benefit of semi-endorsement by Mikhail Gorbachev. Just wait until Allen West gets a load of this.

* RNC flack says GOP economic platform is “updated” version of W’s. Guess she means the fingerprints have been removed.

* Hef denounces GOP “war on sex.” Is this part of Don Draperizing of Mitt Romney?

* Eugene Volokh traces a widely circulated spurious version of Obama’s “silver spoon” quote.

* Walter Shapiro rethinks CW that prosecution of John Edwards will fail.

And in quasi-non-political news:

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses decision by the University of Florida to kill Computer Science department while boosting athletic budget by an equivalent amount. Go Gators!

Tonight I’m battling another TNR deadline, this one on Mitt’s efforts to unpaint himself from corner he is in on immigration issue.


Ed Kilgore

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.