Happy Birthday to Danny Strong, 38.
To the good stuff:
1. More on that Charles Lane column; here's John Sides summing up the arguments.
2. Scott Lemieux on the bully pulpit and Obama. I agree with his argument that Obama made the right choices on ACA.
3. I missed this one from last week by Digby about how people treated Vietnam Vets -- people on the left and the right. I don't know enough about it, but I wrote on this question recently so I figured I should link. I think she's wrong about satiric war novels, though; I think it's rare for them to emerge during a war. We'll get them after.
4. And I haven't read it because I haven't watched season two yet, but I suspect that this Dan Drezner Game of Thrones post will be worth looking at.