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I’ve been watching Martin O’Malley from a reasonably close vantage point for a long time. But I learned a lot about him in Haley Sweetland Edwards’ profile of the Maryland governor and his work in the May/June issue of the Washington Monthly. More about that later.

* Obama to launch new “jobs tour,” which shows White House is indeed paying attention to polls.

* City Journal‘s Steven Malanga pens paean to the genius and boldness of Republican governors that could be unconscious parody of the meme I’ve been mocking regularly here at PA.

* Jonathan Chait clearly not enchanted with T-Mac/Cooch matchup in Virginia.

* Latvia the new favorite country of austerity fans.

* Social networks still a powerful force in job discrimination against African-Americans.

And in non-political news:

* Uh-oh: YouTube moving towards “subscription” paywall, but only for content providers who want one.

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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.