* Good read: DC and the face of gentrification.
* Yes, we need to keep an eye on domestic extremists before another tragedy happens.
* Another good read: Representative Paul Ryan as the symbol of the modern Republican party.
* Do we need a more active/assertive liberal wing?
* E.J. Dionne Jr. on Romney and welfare waivers (plus bonus Joe Klein.)
* Whuf. Prenatal and dental care in rural America. (As noted elsewhere, I don't get why dental insurance is different from health insurance.)
* How about cheaper solar panels made from more plentiful resources?
* Clues as to Joss Whedon's next forays into the Marvel universe.