Happy Birthday to Valerie Bertinelli, 53. Yes, of course I watch her retread show on TVLand, although I watch it the old fashioned way -- when I happen to see it when I'm flipping around the dial. If you haven't seen it...it's exactly what it should be, no better but no worse. Excellent idea, though.
Some good stuff:
1. Jay Ulfelder's guide for social scientists on twitter.
2. Dan Amira on the (un)reliability of Rand Paul on civil liberties issues.
3. 2016 (Republican) rules update, from Josh Putnam.
4. More on studies of the health care cost slow-down, from Sarah Kliff.
5. Nice Sean Trende item on the gun bill and midterms.
6. And Dan Larison on George W. Bush's foreign policy.