Crazy long day with a complex TPM column due and a brief but intense effort to answer dismissive nobody-cares-about-campaign-finance tweets. So it goes.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Sepp Blatter to resign as FIFA president a few days after his wildly controversial re-election.

* Brother Benen slaps down Ted Cruz’s assertion JFK would be Republican today because of the tax cuts he promoted in a wildly different context.

* Greg Sargent explains how a dispute over how to fund Trade Adjustment Assistance could yet blow up Fast Track in the House.

* At the Atlantic, Alana Semuels looks at ways states are trying to overcome the resistance of affluent communities to affordable housing.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses the emerges of student loan debt as an issue in presidential politics.

* At the Grade, Alexander Russo suggests a lack of full information disclosure is bedeviling debates over charter school policies like waiting lists.

And in non-political news:

* KFC sues Chinese companies whose social media accounts spread rumors: e.g., that KFC’s chickens have six wings and eight legs!

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll close with a Watts-eye view of the Stones performing “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”


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.