I used to start by linking to things I thought people shouldn't read...I gave that up. Instead, I'll start with Alex Pareene on Matt Bai. No further comment necessary.
Oh, and I suppose I should say that my blogging may be a bit inconsistent for the rest of this holiday week. I mean, in quantity. Well, perhaps quality too...you never know. But anyway...Now, for your Thanksgiving reading...
1. I'm not much for rants, but for Thanksgiving, I'll make an exception. Nicole, on hunger.
2. On redistricting, two gems, from Carl Bialik and Jeremy Jacobs. Key logic to remember -- partisan gerrymanders come at the expense of safety for individual incumbents.
3. Fred Kaplan, always. This time it's New START and the neocons.
4. Sarah Binder on GOP rule in the House (I love when her take is similar to mine, because it means I probably got it right). Also, Bradford Plumer on the GOP and earmarks.
5. Health care: Austin Frakt explains what's behind changes in Medicare Advantage.
6. Rortybomb surveys GOP-aligned economists (part one, part two). It isn't pretty. My question, as usual: where are the hack liberal economists?
7. John Sides talks to Jim Gimple about political geography; Seth Masket likes The West Wing a whole lot more than I do, but he makes a good point about nominations anyway; and Eric Ostermeier points out that governors don't really determine presidential elections.
8. And, the Weekly Standard's Matt Labash wasn't overly impressed with the Sage of Wasilla or her Alaska.