Read Stuff, You Should: No Advantage to Democrats

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 Polly Walker, 48. She's on "Mr. Selfridge." I suppose I should give it a try.

Now for the good stuff:

1. Brendan Nyhan: The Democrats won't be saved in November by their polling advantage on policy issues.

2. John Patty has some thoughts about big and small government, Republicans and the Affordable Care Act.

3. Was the election in India as historic as some have said? Adam Ziegfeld takes another look.

4. Good report on the Georgia Senate race, or at least the Republican primary, from Ed Kilgore. He emphasizes that the difference between Tea Party and other Republican candidates is rapidly disappearing.

5. And E.J. Graff on 10 years of marriage equality in Massachusetts.

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