Happy Birthday to Terre Roche, 60.
Right to the good stuff, as I'm glad that I've made it through the first stretch of west coast night games:
1. Larry Bartels on math (don't know that I've ever mentioned it as such, but Bartels is one of the people who you should pretty much always read on every subject).
2. Seth Masket (with Thad Krouser and Eric McGhee): party endorsements in primaries appear to have direct effects on voters.
3. Dean Baker on Social Security disability.
4. One more on Thatcher: Carah Ong has comments from Reagan and Bush administration oral histories about her.
5. And flacks vs. reporters.