Happy Birthday to Clark Gregg, 51.
1. Melissa Harris-Perry on NSF Funding and Political Science.
2. Good catch from Dave Weigel: once sequestration hit, people lost interest, at least in "sequestration" as a topic. Presumably fully media and politician driven.
3. While sequestration actually is doing pretty much what was expected, as Sam Stein and Amanda Terkel report.
4. And Dylan Matthews has a nice in-on-chart on the various budget proposals. My main caveats: it matters how detailed the plans are (Ryan's, notoriously, are not). It matters, too, as a few of us discussed a while ago, whether it's intended for carrying out, for staking out a negotiating position, or just for use as talking points. The big job of the budgets that passed the House and the Senate were to do just that, to pass on the floor; that's different than saying they are what the parties really want. I mean, it's fair in politics to hold people responsible for their voters, but that's not the only way to look at it.