Harry Reid's New Phase of Life

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1. Josh Putnam at FHQ has the latest on the early “carve-out” primary and caucus schedules next February. A minor triumph if it holds -- Iowa would kick things off on February 1 rather than in early January.

2. Rick Hasen at the Election Law Blog applauds important campaign finance law news: The Supreme Court approved restrictions in judicial campaigns. I’m probably with the dissenters on this one, but as always Hasen is an invaluable source on all election law matters, whatever one’s views.

3. At the Monkey Cage, Patrick Egan explains why marriage isn’t really like Loving or Roe.

4. Slate’s Jamelle Bouie on Baltimore.

5. Brad DeLong looks at the GDP report and (still) wants more expansionist policy. Makes sense to me.

6. Derek Willis at the Upshot looks at Scott Walker’s strength among big Republican donors.

7. While Marin Cogin at New York magazine considers where Harry Reid is at now.

8. Alyssa Rosenberg on The Wire and how we look at Baltimore.

9. And I suppose I really don’t have much choice about linking to Cass Sunstein’s “How Star Wars explains constitutional law.” At Wonkblog.

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