Happy Birthday to Ben Grieve, 36. Most similar players include Ivan Calderon, Milton Bradley, and Jeffrey Hammonds.
At any rate, time for the good stuff:
1. Real good reminder (and links) from Andrew Rudalevige about the importance and operation of implementation.
2. What happens in campaigns? Mainly partisan activation, as Michael Tesler explains.
3. Suzy Khimm on "uncertainty."
4. You pretty much want to read whatever Tim Noah says on inequality, so here's his semi-review of a new pro-inequality book.