Political Animal


April 30, 2012 1:37 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Very slow news day finally beginning to generate something other than conservatives shrieking about Twitter conspiracies. Here’s some stuff from the chafing dishes:

* Chuck Colson may be dead, but Watergate media coverage still making news.

* At TAP Barry Yeoman cuts through the hype and examines real—and fragile—recovery of Detroit.

* Occupy Wall Street promises a lively May Day.

* Weigel reports that Libertarians will nominate Garry Johnson/Jim Gray ticket at convention this weekend.

* Sara Robinson examines the myth of the self-made man.

And in non-political news:

* College Guide’s Daniel Luzer mulls long-anticipated advent of college football playoffs.

Back after some non-PA busy work.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.