Happy Birthday to Judith Martin, 75. True story: I've met her once. It was at tea.
1. Good analysis from Jonathan Cohn of the possible games that the Obamacare dead enders may be playing.
2. Fascinating stuff on Ike and Dienbienphu, from Jon Western.
3. Dan Drezner on how Ph.D.s work in academia vs. among political practitioners.
4. And Erica Chenowith fisks Putin.