Also at New York Magazine is a great feature by John Hellemann on the apparent implosion of the Republican Party.

At Red State, Republican consultant Soren Dayton calls for the end of caucuses in the presidential nomination process

I understand why people hate jury duty, but like Matthew Yglesias, I wouldn’t try to get out of serving, if asked.

Crafting a Death Star cake has officially been added to my bucket list.

Game of Thrones returns in a little more than a month. Get excited: