Happy Birthday to Sian Phillips, 79.
And for the good stuff:
1. The director of the Census Bureau on why the American Community Survey is important. Shani Hilton has more.
2. Jeff Flake defends defunding political science -- and John Sides and commenters respond.
3. Matthew Dickinson agreed last week with several of us that Barack Obama's endorsement of marriage equality won't have a major electoral effect one way or another, so you probably don't need more of that, but be sure to read how he uses this episode as an examploe of how presidential power works in the last two paragraphs.
4. And a rant from Brad DeLong.