A good explanation of why the courts shouldn't even be hearing the state cases against the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
Another of the difficulties in comparing today with the Middle Ages. And I'm wondering which part of the Middle Ages Parag Khanna thinks we're going into: the High Middle Ages of the 12th century, the dreadful 13th and 14th that Barbara Tuchman writes about, or the warlike 15th. Or something else.
Emptywheel gives those geeky young men much more attention than I'm inclined to. Check her out if you're trying to figure out who said what about whom. More from Blake Hounshell and Felix Salmon.
A couple of really good posts on American grand strategy by Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer. I'd like to write more about these, but we'll see how much snow remains to be shoveled tomorrow.