Happy Birthday to Rene Auberjonois, 72. I just saw him in an episode of the Ellery Queen TV series. Not as bad as Benson, but not a performance I expect he's proud of (I mean, he wasn't very good on EQ -- not that the series is bad. It's excellent, for people who like that sort of thing, which certainly includes me). Generally a fine actor, and probably the one that mattered most on DS9; we could have survived if the Chief wasn't well acted, or Quark, and we did survive with other roles not very well acted, but Odo really had to work.
OK, good stuff:
1. Yet more on civil rights and 1964 and the parties, this time from Matt Glassman. Comprehensive. I didn't see anything there I disagreed with.
2. Before the jobs report was out...a convincing argument that today's jobs numbers aren't all that important, by Joshua Brown.
3. OK, I still think you should ignore the state polls so far...but if you have to mention them, then Steve Kornacki does a good job of putting them in context.
4. And Hans Noel on GOP WH 2012.