Very slow news day finally beginning to generate something other than conservatives shrieking about Twitter conspiracies. Here’s some stuff from the chafing dishes:

* Chuck Colson may be dead, but Watergate media coverage still making news.

* At TAP Barry Yeoman cuts through the hype and examines real–and fragile–recovery of Detroit.

* Occupy Wall Street promises a lively May Day.

* Weigel reports that Libertarians will nominate Garry Johnson/Jim Gray ticket at convention this weekend.

* Sara Robinson examines the myth of the self-made man.

And in non-political news:

* College Guide’s Daniel Luzer mulls long-anticipated advent of college football playoffs.

Back after some non-PA busy work.

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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.