Happy Birthday to Cindy Wilson, 57.

Last chance of the month for the good stuff:

1. Elizabeth Saunders and Todd Sechser look at the future of the defense budget.

2. Scott Lemieux is correct: the Democratic Party now is far more liberal than the Carter-era version.

3. Great Jonathan Chait item on the latest in Obamacare resistance.

4. While Dan Larison looks at Cold War nostalgia. In Congress, that is.

5. And Seth Masket on the big blogosphere debate: Bill Clinton, or Hans Noel?

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