Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Read Stuff, You Should

Happy Birthday to Charlie Spikes, 62. If I recall correctly, he was once featured in a Sam "Mayday" Malone story. Immortality! (wait -- baseball-reference has a page for Sam Malone? Yup).

On to the good stuff:

1. Seth Masket reads Sasha Issenberg, The Victory Lab.

2. Five Roe myths, from Scott Lemiuex.

3. Why haven't Senate Democrats passed a budget resolution? Rachel Weiner has a good summary.

4. What should the press do with conspiracy theories? Brendan Nyhan, of course, is on it.

5. Thomas Friedman, taken entirely apart by Dan Drezner. Brutal, Juice.

6. And I suppose I should link to an interview of Juan Linz by Dylan Matthews, even though I disagree with most of what he has to say.


  1. I love that one of the Roe "myths" is completely brushed off with an appeal to the ad hominem.

  2. Jonathan, could you explain why you "disagree with most of what Professor Linz has to say"? Just curious.

  3. So it looks like the Senate is close to a compromise that would reverse the onus for a filibuster from requiring 60 votes to end it to 41 to sustain it.

    I haven't heard much analysis on how this would affect debate in the Senate but it does sound like it would empower intense minorities but not allow for constant obstruction.

  4. 16-30? Not much of a record for a relief pitcher. I wonder if Sam was related to that baseball immortal, Swat Malone.


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