Read Stuff, You Should: Running on Obamacare

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 Robert Clotworthy, 59.

Well, we're through the travel day, and play resumes tonight. Perhaps that's why there's so much of the good stuff:

1. "Is an old boys' club always sexist?" Chris Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg share their research.

2. Scott Lemieux on Barack Obama as a mainstream liberal Democrat (my wording; he goes with "moderate liberal Democrat," but I think we agree).

3. Nice look at the not-so-scary border situation from my View colleague Francis Wilkinson

4. Elaine Kamarck on Obamacare and the 2014 and 2016 elections.

5. Plenty of action on nominations expected in the lame-duck Senate. Sahil Kapur explains.

6. Yes, some Democrats' campaigns are embracing the Affordable Care Act; Greg Sargent has the details.

7. Ross Douthat on the missing conservative media. I agree somewhat, but the differences in audiences aren't a function of something inherent to liberals or conservatives or media strategies, but at least partially the consequence of 40-plus years of Republican claims that the "neutral" media is biased against them.

8. Dave Weigel catalogs the "four kinds of political Ebola panic."

9. And a World Series item: Ken Davidoff on the changing Giants roster.

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