Happy Birthday to William Shatner, 82.
And some good stuff:
1. David S. Bernstein on Elizabeth Warren, Senator (bonus: David on Mo Cowan, Senator).
2. More on defunding political science, from Seth Masket.
3. Useful Suzy Khimm update on where sequestration stands.
4. Good David Roberts item on why climate change is not just another environmental problem.
5. Is it possible that Democrats now have a real, albeit small, electoral plurality favoring them? Molly Ball reports, with quotes from the great Laura Stoker.
6. And thank the writing gods we still have the great Ta-Nehisi Coates.