Happy Birthday to Jeffrey Tambor, 69. I'm the only one who watched Welcome to the Captain, right?
There is some good stuff:
1. Media effects: Dan Hopkins on how Fox News helped Republicans. Interesting -- but don't overinterpret the findings. There appears to have been a real but small direct effect; my guess is that the real effects of the partisan press are found in internal party politics and incentives, not in general election voting.
2. Steve Benen reminds us that people can hear us talking. All of us.
3. And a nice Brad Plumer post on "wasting billions."