What not to read? How about Sheryl Gay Stolberg's entirely content-free "news analysis" in today's NYT. Sample: "But Mr. Obama’s legislative success poses a paradox: while he may be winning on Capitol Hill, he is losing with voters at a time of economic distress, and soon may be forced to scale back his ambitions." This is not, strictly speaking, a paradox. Or, you know, something that would count as "news" to the readers of the Times. OK? Enough said: on to the good stuff.
1. Political scientist roundup: John Sides knows public opinion. Branden Nyhan knows presidential approval ratings. Seth Masket knows about pols in elections.
2. If you think this is a good year for Republican women, check in with David S. Bernstein.
3. Paul Waldman nails McCain-worship from the press.
4. Andrew Sullivan, on Iraq.
5. The ACA and the deficit; Jonathan Cohn translates from the CBO.
6. A double shot of Conor Friedersdorf: in full take-down mode, and why haven't more people linked to this one? And a related nice post by E.D. Kain about conservatives, plus one from Timothy B. Lee about the culture of libertarians.
7. Do you know about the Radford-Moorer Affair? You should, and it was back in the news recently.