Long day of rage, I’m afraid, with relatively little real news. But here are some final items from the word wars:

* Spike Lee says Obama’s re-election “not a lock.” This is deemed newsworthy by Politico.

* AFL-CIO prioritizes “voter protection” efforts in six battleground states. Good idea.

* Kevin Drum notes growing acceptability of massive candidate mendacity.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on New York Times’ abandonment of its experiment in online education.

* Still no unity event for Mitt and former GOP rivals.

And in non-political news:

* Ann Rutherford, who played Scarlett O’Hara’s younger sister in Gone With the Wind, dies at 94.

Back tomorrow for whatever the day brings.


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.