Happy Birthday to Robert Downey, Jr., 48. Surprised how many of his movies I've seen; I count at least nine movies he's been in that I've seen, despite that I never have watched Weird Science.
And some good stuff:
1. Alex Pareene on "the Mark Penn test."
2. Iraq dead-enders, from Dan Larison.
3. The future of marriage; Reihan Salam's view.
4. Yeah, I agree with Matt Yglesias about immigration, except I think I might be more pro-immigration than he is.
5. Ezra Klein on GOP health care policy.
6. And Abby Rapoport looks at NoDak populism.