Happy Birthday to J. August Richards, 40.
Ah, yes, the good stuff:
1. Adam Serwer on one of the more awful reactions to the Obama years from (some in) the conservative press.
2. Seth Masket: media coverage matters for making congressional elections work well.
3. And Ben Lindbergh on Jeter's defense. Fascinating, on a subject I would have thought was long since played out.