I'm going to recommend an essay by Heather Hurlburt and Ryan Keenen on Republicans, politics, and national security. Ultimately, I don't really buy their argument at all, but it's worth thinking about. And now, on to the good stuff:.
1. I asked recently for more coverage of health care implementation; turns out that there's quite a bit recently, including two pieces from Jonathan Cohn, and one from Joanne Kenen. Also, Kevin Drum goes reality-based against anti-ACA rhetoric, Ezra Klein on ACA and the budget, and Jacob Hatcher on the next liberal agenda on health care.
2. Ann Friedman defends self-interest and identity politics. Speaking of which, Eric Alterman points out that Obama's doing fine with the Jews. And the latest in David S. Bernstein's dispatches about women in the GOP.
3. Ron Replogle joins the conversation on ideology.
4. Mark Schmidt takes apart John Judis: Obama isn't Carter.
5. Political scientists Brendan Nyhan and John Sides explain that whole Obama/Muslim thing.
6. Don't miss TNC on Andrew Jackson and, oh, just read it.
7. And I really need to get back to doing Monday Movie Posts, but meanwhile I'll read the excellent Oliver Wang.