Happy Birthday to Kevin Kline, 66.
1. Andrew Sprung argues with me about GOP dysfunction and the Constitution. My point: unless you can show that GOP dysfunction is a consequence of the Constitution or that it is particularly harmful because of the system of separated institutions sharing powers, then you're not making a Constitution argument. I don't believe that the Linz argument does the former, and I disagree that it succeeds on the latter.
2. Dan Drezner assesses the Obama Administrations motives on Syria policy.
3. And more Colorado politics and parties from Seth Masket. Question: would a particularly nice ambassadorship solve this one?