Happy Birthday to Chris Frantz, 61.
The good stuff:
1. A health care decision worth keeping an eye on: Sarah Kliff on the FDA's proposal to make several drugs over-the-counter, and why it's important.
2. Today's "ignore the electoral college for now, really really really" link is to a nice piece by Sean Trende. The substance is fine, but one petty nitpick: if you link to an article by "political scientists", the linked article shouldn't be by two economists (I don't know the article, but if it really did take a GOP electoral college "lock" seriously it certainly should not have).
3. I don't really agree with a couple paragraphs in the middle -- it centers on campaign finance -- but the rest of this Alex Pareene rant about rich people who believe foolish things is good fun.
4. And Jamelle Bouie is correct about parties, Congress, and democracy.