Oh, it's another of those days where I'm just glad that I'm planning to keep this feature because there's just so many excellent choices...I'm going to wish a Happy Birthday to P.J. Soles, 62. I realize others care about other things she's been in, which is sort of the thing about her, but for me it's all about Riff Randell.
The good stuff:
1. Steve Kornacki reports that Democrats are starting to realize what many analysts and pundits knew all along: the fiscal cliff may give them some leverage. Of course, whether it does or not depends on the election outcomes.
2. David Frum on Romney's bad week. Interesting.
3. But also remember what Jamelle Bouie says: winning the day or the week doesn't actually mean much.
4. Sophie Quinton reports: "Who Are Those People Standing Behind the President?"
5. And I'm going to link to Matt Yglesias on Jeremy Lin because I have a question. Yglesias asserts that a win in NYC should be worth more than a win in smaller, less competitive markets. I know virtually nothing about the NBA, and actually care even less about the NBA, but I'm slightly interested in whether that's true -- and very interested if marginal wins in different size baseball markets are still roughly equal. I know that's what research found in, I don't know, the 1980s or so, but I have no idea whether anyone has updated that.