Read Stuff, You Should: Gingrich the Visionary

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 Fred Willard, 75.

Constitutions come and go, but there's always the good stuff:

1. Julia Azari on what's lost when parties lie about their pasts.

2. Andrew Gelman passes along lots of charts about state ideological levels.

3. Why you might want to be skeptical about that political science paper on smell and politics, from Steve Greene.

4. More on the Obamacare/Affordable Care Act split, from Greg Sargent.

5. Nice catch from Kevin Drum on a typically "visionary" comment from Newt Gingrich.

6. Neil Sinhababu with an interesting look at Scotland ... from the outside.

7. And I wasn't going to link to any more Thomas Frank take-downs, but can't skip Ezra Klein's effort.

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