Happy Birthday to Salome Jens, 79. I didn't know she was a recurring character on "Melrose Place" at the same time she was doing "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." I don't watch enough television, I guess.
Meanwhile, there's good stuff:
1. Nice post from Paul Waldman at Plum Line on ideology, Tea Party candidates and the Republican Party.
2. Interesting that "inequality" is now a Fox News subject … and CNN really is an embarrassment. Nate Silver with the numbers.
3. Colby Itkowitz reports on Republican nomination obstruction, which continues at way beyond record levels.
4. Excellent write-up of minimal changes in the Upshot's Senate projection estimates, from Josh Katz and Amanda Cox. A model of how to talk about incremental changes in these sorts of systems.
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