Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Read Stuff, You Should

Happy Birthday to John Lewis, Member of Congress and American hero, 72.

Straight to the good stuff:

1. David Mayhew on the most important elections in US history.

2. "Harry McPherson and Presidential Decision-Making," from Andrew Rudalevige.

3. Dylan Matthews surveyed "Modern Monetary Theory" in the Washington Post over the weekend. Excellent.

4. As usual, everything Ta-Nehisi Coates says is terrific; here, on writing.

5. And Alyssa Rosenberg on pop culture and contraception.


  1. I think the McPherson link is bad.

    If the google link is the same article, a telling indictment on Obama. People do matter. The job of a leader is to appoint the right people. Little to suggest Obama has learned from that, although the new CJCS is an interesting pick. But to expand on JB's point, the business of selecting admistration executives and judges is a fundamental one, and Obama just doesn't seem to care.

    Two years ago, I'd say too much vetting on the political office's part, but there is something more rotten now.


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