Happy Birthday to John Slattery, 50. Was on a Ned and Stacey! Oh, also some other show.
But as much as I'm tempted to check to see if Ned and Stacey is available, I think I better get to the good stuff:
1. Seth Masket passes along research on the effects so far of the new California primary system; parties adapting about as quickly as the Borg.
2. Michael Grunwald has five myths about the stimulus.I suspect his new book is going to be worthwhile.
3. And on Paul Ryan, great items at the Monkey Cage: Eric Schickler on John Nance Garner and the dangers of NOMINATE; John Sides and Lynn Vavrick on independents and Ryan; and John on Ryan as an unnecessary base-mobilization strategy.