I did not want to imply with my “Fifty Shades of Yellow Ribbon” post that I was familiar with the highly profitable S&M soft porn franchise. I was just busting Huck’s chops.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Greg Sargent suggests GOP interest in solutions for urban problems undermined by virtually non-existent GOP stake in urban votes.

* At TNR, Spencer Woodman examines what looks like textbook case of harassment of voter registration advocates by State of Georgia.

* Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says he won’t form second coalition with Tories unless David Cameron pledges not to recommend UK withdrawal from EU.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys reports on the findings of California’s blue-ribbon commission on how (not if) to legalize marijuana, of which he was a member.

* At College Guide, Meredith Kolodner examines the reasons for low graduation rates at community colleges.

And in non-political news:

* Tiger says 9th anniversary of father’s death bigger issue for him than split-up with girl friend Lindsey Vonn. That could be interpreted as a bit cold.

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll close with a tune that is true to the strange Mexican-French origins of Cinco de Mayo: “Welcome to Tijuana,” performed by Manu Chao in Paris.


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.