Happy Birthday to Jenny Lewis, 37.
Some sad news, and the good stuff:
1. Richard Ben Cramer, RIP. If you haven't read What It Takes...it's just wonderful, and marvelous accomplishment. Here's a C-SPAN spot; here's a Ben Smith profile from two years ago.
2. John Sides knocks down 2012 presidential campaign effects.
3. Nice one from Timothy Noah about influential Veeps.
4. A useful overview of health care the the federal budget, from Amy Fried.
5. And from Seth Masket, who just possibly might have too much time on his hands: Jews for Cheeses.