- Ezra is guest hosting for Rachel Maddow tonight. Tune in!

- In defense of the New Orleans Pelicans.

- The New York Times profiles political scientist James Scott.

- A Maryland woman is selling stockpiled Twinkies to pay off a $2,000 medical bill.

- Jonathan Chait makes the case for why raising the Medicare age may not be so bad.

- A start-up is offering trips to the moon for the low, low price of $750 million.