Happy Birthday to Natalia Tena, 29.
A new month, and more good stuff:
1. New evidence that how open a primary is doesn't have anything to do with polarization.
2. I'm pro-pork, but skeptical that more available pork within the system would have changed anything with regard to the shutdown. Still, John Hudak is right that pork is a good thing.
3. And the Monkey Cage's election reports continue to be one of the great resources out there -- here's a post-election report on Argentina from Julia Pomares.