Happy Birthday to John Lewis, Member of Congress and American hero, 72.
Straight to the good stuff:
1. David Mayhew on the most important elections in US history.
2. "Harry McPherson and Presidential Decision-Making," from Andrew Rudalevige.
3. Dylan Matthews surveyed "Modern Monetary Theory" in the Washington Post over the weekend. Excellent.
4. As usual, everything Ta-Nehisi Coates says is terrific; here, on writing.
5. And Alyssa Rosenberg on pop culture and contraception.