From New Books in Politics, Jeff Bloodworth interviews Scott Farris, author of Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation. Ron Paul offers his opinion on our country’s economic state but won’t say whether he’ll run for president in 2016. From Harvard Political Review, new faces in Washington: Meet the Senators (and part 2). They all look the same: Marin Cogan on a reporter's guide to D.C.'s most indistinguishable politicians. Wonkblog’s wise boy: Julia Ioffe on Ezra Klein, a tale of striving and success in modern-day Washington. From the Washingtonian, they're educated, ambitious, and willing to work hard, but many of the young people who flock to Washington toil for years in low-paid internships before finally landing an entry-level job — is this what success looks like in 2013?; and need to know how many times Obama has played golf or used a Teleprompter? CBS’s Mark Knoller is your man.