Read Stuff, You Should: Obama's Signing Statements

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 Derek McGrath, 63. The one and only "Andy-Andy."

Which brings us to the good stuff:

1. Barack Obama and signing statements, from Andrew Rudalevige.

2. More detail about those signing statements from Karen Tumulty.

3. John Sides on turnout and midterm elections.

4. Is Republican rejectionism leading to policy gains for Democrats? Jamelle Bouie makes the case.

5. David Leonhardt notes that there's nothing new about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Steven Breyer not retiring.

6. And Ross Douthat now considers the political "left" and masculinity.

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