Happy Birthday to Steven Bochco, 70.
I'm traveling and in meetings early this week, so posting may be sporadic, but that's no excuse for skipping the good stuff:
1. I mostly blame the mainstream conservatives who make up the bulk of the GOP conference for the shutdown; here's a perspective that puts Speaker Boehner at fault. I disagree, but plausible!
2. Josh Huder on the future of the filibuster.
3. And Dan Drezner: Yankees, or North Korea?