Happy Birthday to Carrie Fisher, 57.
Plenty of good stuff for the new week:
1. Seth Masket on top-two.
2. John Sides on primary reform.
3. Robert Costa interviews Ted Cruz.
4. Nice Adam Serwer item about what a mess DHS is.
5. Danny Vinik pushes back against my case for blaming mainstream conservatives for the shutdown; he says the Tea Partiers were at fault.
6. Amanda Hess on privacy and young people.
7. Off my normal track, but: a good series about specialization in high school sports, from Tom FitzGerald. My experience has been that not only is this true and a real shame, but that it's not restricted to sports; at least in Texas, it seems to be common to all extracurriculars.
8. And I don't like Eddie Vedder and I'm partial to APBA, but still, this one.