Good to get to the end of another spin-dominated, low-actual-news day, and closer not only to the first debate, but to next weekend’s pivotal Georgia-South Carolina game.
Here are some late political items:
* Ezra Klein trashes GOP hopes that Romney “zingers” during debates will make a big difference–absent new policies.
* Federal judge in Missouri–a Bush 41 appointee–rejects First Amendment challenge to contraception coverage mandate.
* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket offers initial preview of first presidential debate.
* At College Giude, Max Eherenfreund examines opposition to NYU’s expansion plans.
* Latest CNN/ORC poll shows Obama up 50-47 among LVs, reinforcing “tightening race” story (Obama up 52-46 in early September poll).
And in non-political news:
* “Parenthood” draws attention to question of when old folks need to stop driving.
Well, I’m old enough that I’m a bit sensitive on that issue, and for solace I offer The Band’s fine take on retirement, “Rocking Chair,” featuring Richard Manuel, performed in Toronto in 1970 .