Happy Birthday to Stan Musial, 92.
The good stuff:
1. Excellent article on women in politics and the remaining barriers by Kate Sheppard, but it isn't quite true that Heidi Heitkamp is the "first woman to represent North Dakota in Congress, ever." First woman elected to do so, but when Quentin Burdick died in 1992, Jocelyn Burdick served for two months.
2. Really good point about unintended consequences and Senate reform from Sarah Binder. Something I need to keep in mind more often: what we "see" happening in the Senate may not reveal to us the full options that both sides have under the rules. So if one rule is changed, that might just mean that other options get exploited.
3. And Sarah Kliff on ACA implementation and ignorance.