Happy Birthday to Regina King, 42.
On to the good stuff:
1. Brendan Nyhan on covering the IPAB.
2. You won't be surprised to learn that I agree with Eric Patashnik that Congress should "Bring back pork barrel spending."
3. Larry Bartels looks back on the economy and 2012.
4. I finally got around to Annie Lowrey's NYT Magazine piece on Washington; it's excellent.
5. And a good one from Jamelle Bouie on No Labels.