Happy Birthday to Samuel L. Jackson, 64.
Right to the good stuff:
1. Chris Frates in National Journal gets it right on Plan B and the road ahead; see also a good pre-non-vote post by Matt Yglesias.
2. And of course you want to read Sarah Binder on the debacle.
3. The presidency and gun control, from Brendan Nyhan.
4. Jennifer Duffy with fun facts from the 2012 elections.
5. Philip Klein tries to talk sense to conservatives about realistic expectations from the fiscal cliff.