Happy Birthday to Jonathan Silverman, 47. I'm still smiling at the "How I Met" Bernie's II thing from several months ago. Bernie's II may have had the one of the best premises for a movie, well, ever.
Another week, another fine batch of good stuff:
1. Of course you want to read more on the Fed choice from Sarah Binder.
2. Greg Sargent on the Democrats' approach to this fall's budget battles.
3. Bob Cohen on comments sections. Interesting.
4. Fred Kaplan on NSA.
5. And a good summary from Adam Serwer on what's happened in the NSA story.