Happy Birthday to J.R. Richard, 63.
Oh, the good stuff:
1. Conor Friedersdorf asks: who were the radicals in 2002?
2. Partisanship, ideology, and Rand Paul. From Hans Noel.
3. Ezra Klein on what the Obama charm offensive tells us about Obama.
4. And a terrific Sarah Binder post about the Rand Paul filibuster.