Day’s End and Night Watch

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.

Selah.

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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.