Happy Birthday to Terry Gilliam, 73. One of those days with lots of good choices, but I'll go with the Python.
1. Greg Koger on the post-nuclear Senate.
2. Paul Krugman is right on Republicans, news cycles, and the ACA.
3. And Jennifer Lind on apologies. Interesting. What I really am looking for, however, is a good analysis of the various players on the US side in the US/Afghanistan negotiations on post-2014, and who wants what and why. My general sense of it is that Barack Obama probably should just want out, and that the (apparent) effort to stay indicates that he's getting rolled by...I don't know. But this is just wild guessing on my part, and I could just as easily imagine that Obama wants to stay, and, say, the Pentagon wants out. At any rate, I haven't seen any analysis at all, and I'd like to.