Happy Birthday to Stu Tate, 51. His cup of coffee was in 1989, age 27. He had 18 remaining professional innings (in AAA in 1991). Pitching is brutal.
1. Dan Hopkins on the Latino vote.
2. David Roberts is incredibly sensible about the nuclear (power) debate.
3. Nicole Flatow talks to a retired federal judge about the limitations of the judicial check on intelligence gathering.
4. And, off topic, but: Peter Biskind has tapes of (an aging) Orson Welles in conversation. Good fun.