Day’s End and Night Watch

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.

Selah.

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.