Happy Birthday to Amos Otis, 65. Bet you didn't know (I didn't, or had forgotten) that he was originally drafted by the Red Sox, not the Mets.
On to the good stuff:
1. Sarah Binder on Bernanke, how the Fed makes decisions, and transparency.
2. A fine Paul Waldman rant on an annoying thing politicians say. American politicians, that is. In America. Only.
3. Heather Hulbert makes a key point about torture and short-term vs. long-term goals.
4. And as usual with audio pieces, I haven't actually listened, but I'll link to this one anyway: it's political scientist Christopher Wlezien talking to Gallup about 2012.