Happy Birthday to J.D. Williams, 36.

Right to the good stuff:

A major article on the case for reparatations from Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Norm Ornstein on partisanship on the Supreme Court -- and what to do about it.

How much are Democrats risking in Hispanic support with the Obama administration's deportation policies? John Sides looks into the evidence.

The case for taking presidential and other political rhetoric seriously, from Julia Azari.

And via Taegan Goddard, here comes a new edition of the Nixon tapes. Can't wait.

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