Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Read Stuff, You Should

Happy Birthday to Rebecca De Mornay, 53.

Right to the good stuff:

1. Good survey of what pro-choice Republicans are saying -- and even what some very conservative Republicans are saying -- about the current party, from Amy Fried.

2. Jonathan Chait's point about Republicans and the Constitution is a good one, albeit not exclusively a conservative Republican thing over the course of US history.

3. Garance Franke-Ruta on one of the strongest Day One speakers -- and one of the worst.

4. Mark Blumenthal summarizes what's known about convention bumps. And I think I linked to it already yesterday, but Brendan Nyhan's column on the conventions is especially strong.

5. And, timely: Alyssa Rosenberg reviews the current revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man. I saw the movie a while ago, and have never read the play...I wasn't enthusiastic, but I have thought it's worth another try.

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