Happy Birthday -- and there are lots of great options today -- to Carole King, b. 1942. Carole King is 70! Another songwriter and performer, by the way, who has been oddly overlooked by the Kennedy Center Honors.
Ready for the good stuff?
1. Seth Masket looks at how Santorum did it.
2. Award-winning blogger John Sides talks about political science, reporters, and 2012.
3. I think DiA's M.S. is exactly right about Obama, foreign policy, and that UN Security Council vote.
4. Sarah Kliff on the White House case for why the birth control battle plays well for the president.
5. And: so many wars. So many, many, many wars. Nice collection by Dave Gilson.