I’m rooting for Ta-Nehisi to do his bookclub on the The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery mostly because it’s been sitting in my kindle collecting e-dust for a little while now.

  • The Ninth Circuit Court in California won’t again hear arguments about Proposition 8, the initiative banning gay marriage. [WSJ]
  • President Obama locks up the 15-year old girl vote with this youtube video of him singing Call Me, Maybe. [Youtube]
  • There’s a new book out about 200 years of American presidential campaign posters. [Brainpickings]
  • Why doesn’t anyone listen to Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz? [TAP]
  • Alec Wilkinson remembers George W. S. Trow. Trow’s books have been popping up around my house lately. [TNY]
  • First it’s oversized soda, now it’s pot arrests. Mayor Bloomberg is making changes. [WSJ]
  • Michael Tomasky thinks Wisconsin will vote Democratic in November, even after Gov. Walker successfully defeated a recall effort against him. [TDB]
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