Happy Birthday to Kate Mulgrew, 58. Excellent captain, even if she is the only captain to get dumped by Sam Malone.
Plenty of good stuff:
1. Andrew Rudalevige on Barack Obama and Taylor Swift.
2. Jonathan Cohn does not see a train wreck coming on ACA implementation. Rough road, but no train wreck.
3. But on the cost side, see Ezra Klein's important reported story about the one thing that might work...but no one wants it.
4. With a useful follow-up from Aaron Carroll.
5. Since I wrote about this last week, I think I should link: Aakash Abbi, the student who taped Frank Luntz defends it.
6. Seth Masket on women as candidates.
7. And Ann Friedman's Disapproval Matrix.