— Alec MacGillis on why Caro’s Great Man Theory is bad for Washington.

— Go behind the scenes with the New York Times’ chart-makers.

— Remember those frozen cows, trapped in a cabin, that the Forest Service was considering blowing up? Turns out, they’ll use saws to remove the carcasses instead.

— McDonald’s advertising budget is equal in size to Aruba’s GDP.

— Kevin Drum asks: When was the last time we elected a president whose main experience was in business?