Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela, 95.
And the good stuff:
1. Here's Norm Ornstein's take on the Senate showdown and deal.
2. Andrew Sullivan walks back his panic over Barack Obama's Syria policy.
3. Jobs and health care, from Ross Douthat.
4. Tom Nawrocki on the cover of the Rolling Stone.*
5. And Arendt on German TV. I haven't watched yet...also haven't seen the recent movie. Will get to both, I'm sure.
*No, I didn't link to it just so I could say that. I don't even think I linked to it just because I wish he would blog more.