From Cato Unbound, Nancy Rosenblum on the moral distinctiveness of "party ID". Here's a symposium on Nancy Rosenblum's On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship. Post-Partisanship, RIP: The struggle between Democrats and Republicans over the stimulus bill is an instructive lesson in the battles Obama will face over the next four years. Can money be a force for good? Mark Schmitt on the revolutionary potential of small-donor democracy. From Standpoint, a review of books on Darwin; and beacon of liberty amid depression: Just over 70 years ago, a group of intellectuals met in Paris to revive liberalism — their views have an eerie echo today. An article on Qaddafi’s call for a "United States of Africa": No longer just an interesting idea. From The Globalist, throughout history, how have economic downturns affected U.S. politics? (and more) This won't hurt a bit: Jonathan Cohn on health care reform for dummies.  Seriously fresh: A new breed of scholars is expanding the academy by turning music festivals, Lego and puppets into objects and tools of study. An excerpt from William Kleinknecht's The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America.  An excerpt from Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future by Will Bunch (and more and more).