Happy Birthday to Bruce Bochy, the manager of the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants, 57.
And now, the good stuff:
1. The dangers of manufactured controversies and twitter frenzies, from Brendan Nyhan.
2. Keith Poole is getting scared about polarization and where the Republicans are.
3. How does the Midwest Political Science Association conference look like to a reporter? James Warren answers the question.
4. Very good post from Greg Sargent on the Buffett Rule and things "political."
5.And Sarah Kliff looks at what's happening to Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas.