Happy Birthday to Erin Moran, 53.
1. I absolutely agree with the premise of Ezra Klein's post: Democrats should give up on the goal of raising revenues. Trickier, however, is how to do that. But he's exactly right about this.
2. The latest on 2014, from David Wasserman. Very reasonable.
3. Sarah Binder's postmortem on the shutdown deal.
4. Paul Waldman is very good on the Robert Costa phenomenon.
5. And another good one from Ross Douthat on Boehner.