Read Stuff, You Should: Bored Obama

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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Happy Birthday to Bill Berry, 56.

How about a little good stuff?

1. Jonathan Chait on the strange theory that Democrats deliberately wanted to make exchange subsidies conditional on whether states ran their own exchanges.

2. Good catch from Kevin Drum: polling shows that many Americans believe Barack Obama has lost interest in the presidency.

3. Kaiser takes a close look at the newly insured and the remaining uninsured in California.

4. Sarah Bush and Amaney Jamal on the effects of outside help on local women's rights.

5. Jay Ulfelder on why U.S. policy may be correctly calibrated in Ukraine.

6. Which worries Dan Drezner.

7. And Jaime Fuller looks back at a classic nonexistent bill and its fictional sponsor.

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