My wife has wisely banned me from eating anywhere near the fine new computer she bought me, so I’ll abstain for the moment, but here are some safe virtual goodies:

* PPP survey of Colorado shows Obama lead shrinking from 13 points to 7 (he’s still up 49-42).

* TAP’s Jamelle Bouie explains firing of UVa president Teresa Sullivan as reflecting big donor anger at her resistance to “corporate-style governance.”

* Romney refuses to ask supporters to stop heckling at Obama events.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on Duquesne University’s unsuccessful effort to claim “religious freedom” means it is exempt from labor laws.

* TPM’s Benjy Sarlin reports on first steps taken by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

And in non-political news:

* Walgreen buys big stake in European retailer Alliance Boots, creating world’s largest private purchaser of Rx drugs.

Back after I get the requisite ten feet from the iMac and consume a snack.

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.