Read Stuff, You Should: Congressional Lawsuit Folly
Happy Birthday to Billy Bob Thornton, 59. I hadn't really been a big fan, but he was excellent in the "Fargo" miniseries ... indeed, everyone was excellent in "Fargo."
Right to the good stuff:
- "Use of the judiciary as a crutch, even if the case itself prevails, may lead to the long-term impotence of Congress, increasing judicial power at its own expense." That's political scientist Tobias Gibson on House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Barack Obama -- yet another political scientist who believes the lawsuit, in the unlikely event it succeeds, would hurt Congress.
- Bob Woodward on John Dean's new Nixon book.
- Brad DeLong is wonderful on ... let's call it the Nate Silver problem. Or thinking about probability.
- One more on Halbig: Andrea McIntyre has five things the media are getting wrong about this Obamacare lawsuit.
- And anyone interested in 1968 should read this week's trip to the archives, from Matthew Dickinson. Fascinating.
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