A day without a lot of news, but with a lot of interesting writing, to which I hope I have contributed. Anyway, here’s some final links:

* New Pew study documents objective and subjective desolation of middle class since 2000. You may recall we had an election that year.

* Salt Lake Tribune skeptically reports Romney’s saying he doesn’t want to release tax returns to maintain privacy about LDS contributions. Why?

* Random individual Obama volunteer in Tennessee suggests anti-Mormon message; BuzzFeed is there to tell you about it. Thanks, very newsworthy.

* At Ten Miles Square, Harold Pollack underlines impact on seniors of Medicaid cuts.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer examines theory that corporate America is happy with cowed, debt-ridden college grads happy to take any old job.

And in non-political news:

* Airlines continue to shrink legroom for economy seats. Glad I’m not tall.

Back tomorrow to end the week and transition to the GOP convention–unless Isaac cancels it.


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.