Lot of good choices today...how about a Happy Birthday to Berkeley Breathed, 55. Yes, kids, there was once a time when the comics in your daily newspaper were excellent.
And the good stuff:
1. Fed-watching from Sarah Binder.
2. A very helpful primer on executive privilege, by Andrew Rudalevige. Yes, I'm sending you to the Monkey Cage twice, and really you should just be reading everything at the Monkey Cage, but it seems best to list the individual items that I take particular note of. But yeah, really, just read it.
3.Matt Yglesias makes the case for more low-skill immigration.
4. And a good Nate Silver post about outliers on the occasion of a goofy reading from a normally reliable pollster (see also Mark Blumenthal) opens up a reader opportunity for a catch of the day: did any prominent Democratic or liberal blogs get all excited about yesterday's Bloomberg poll, with its 13 point Obama lead? I didn't notice any, but then again I certainly don't read 'em all. I'd also be impressed if anyone can find a Republican site gushing about the latest Gallup or Rasmussen numbers -- slight Romney lead -- while ignoring Bloomberg entirely. But mostly, I'm interested if any Obama-supporting writers played up the Bloomberg poll.