Good Stuff

Much as I hope you enjoy reading The Political Animal, there is, of course, a lot of other good stuff regularly appearing on the Washington Monthly’s site. Here are a few that might have escaped your notice, but that are definitely worth your time:

* Colin Woodard discusses Laurence Lessig’s idea of “occupying” the Americans Elect third party effort and turning it into an instrument to demand radical campaign finance reform.

* John Mangin reviews Matt Yglesias’ important new e-book on how getting rid of local regulations that inhibit the building of denser neighborhoods could boost the economy and help save the planet.

* Henry Farrell meditates on the fact that Brandley Manning sits in solitary confinement while Dick Cheney roams free.

* Larry Bartels examines the potential electoral consequences of the fact that only 20 percent of Americans know that their taxes have gone down under Obama.

Enjoy.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.