To start with: Jonathan Cohn has an excellent post riffing on Greg’s idea of the “Beltway Deficit Feedback Loop.” Good stuff.
More, from today and earlier…
Nobody, I mean nobody, reads Obama as carefully as Andrew Sprung.
Ed Kilgore answers the key question about Newt Gingrich: Is he really a “southerner?”
Steve Benen makes a critical point about the battle over whether Dems should take secret cash: When only one side is amplifying its message with undisclosed money, the discourse itself suffers and gets out of whack.
Via Greg, wealthy Montana Republican Senate candidate Dennis Rehberg claims to be “cash poor.” Montanans commence to have fun at his expense:
I’m late at linking to this, but you really should read the great Shani O. Hilton on “Hollerin’ Season.”
Steve Stromberg calls foul on the GOP on gas prices.
Fred Kaplan updates on transparency in the Obama years; don’t miss the easy-to-implement suggestion at the very end.
Should Supreme Court Justices retire strategically? Randall Kennedy makes the case.
Megan McArdle on “The Good Old Days.”
Great weekend reading from Spencer Ackerman.
And the most interesting thing I read all week is only political in the broadest sense, but I found Allison Hoffman’s look at William Shawn’s edits of Hannah Arendt fascinating.