I didn't get around to linking yesterday's Post Partisan piece, about Mitt Romney's policy leak. So check that out if you're interested, or try some of the good stuff:
1. Wonderful, wonderful interview of Barney Frank by Jason Zengerle.
2. Really, you can't read just one poll. Pollster's Mark Blumenthal explains, and talks about the latest round of presidential head-to-heads. Nate Silver also has a good primer on general election polling.
3. The real lesson of today's polls? John Sides:
Well, here it is only April, and the bases are basically unified. In other words, the campaign, if not the last few years of politics, has already accomplished what is usually accomplished months from now.
4. Brendan Nyhan has an academic reform proposal looking at. I like anything that de-emphasizes undergrad grades, by the way; I accept they're needed in many circumstances, but I also think they do more harm than good in lots of cases.
5. In the course of demolishing a sloppy AP story about Angus King, Amy Fried makes a general point that's worth underlining: "the gender gap in citizens’ voting preferences has nothing to do with whether a candidate is a woman."
6. And Matt Yglesias has a theory of why restaurants decline over time.