Read Stuff, You Should: Tea Party's Incremental Victory

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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Happy Birthday to Richard Butler, 58.

And the good stuff:

1. Philip Klein is right: Tea Party challengers don't have to beat every incumbent; they just have to win once in a while.

2. While Sean Trende has an excellent analysis of the general election battle in Mississippi.

3. Stephen Saideman has a solid summary of the Bowe Bergdahl flap.

4. Seth Masket on messing with the other party's nominations.

5. More on who doctors are giving to, from Sarah Kliff.

6. And Alyssa Rosenberg responds to Ross Douthat's thoughts on masculinity.

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