Happy Birthday to Kenneth Branagh, 52. I believe I'm one of maybe half a dozen people who liked his Love's Labour's Lost.
Good stuff? Right here:
1. For better inside-game reporting on Congress, by Brendan Nyhan.
2. Jared Bernstein on spending, revenues, and deficits.
3. Senate trivia! Also Senate history in general. Molly Redden talks to official Senate historian Donald Ritchie.
4. And I could just link to everything Ta-Nehisi Coates writes. No one can touch him. Here's one.