Happy Birthday to Rickie Lee Jones, 58.
1. Must-read of the day: Alex Massie collects a bunch of junk from NRO that will be fun reading for those who enjoy that sort of thing, but if that's not you skip down to his excellent analysis of what ails the GOP. Key quote: "the answer to the GOP’s problems lies in policy."
2. Suzy Khimm on mandates.
3. Purple America (via the Monkey Cage).
4. Hans Noel isn't wrong about data presentation.
5. And I do believe I was joking around a while ago about aggregating the aggregators. Guess what? Brice Acree did it, and it worked really well. He's worried about what the critics will say if we have a proliferation of these in the next cycle; I'm just looking forward to linking to whoever aggregates the aggregator aggregators.