Frank J. Thompson (Rutgers): The Administrative Presidency and Fractious Federalism: Lessons from Obamacare. Elizabeth Weeks Leonard (Georgia): Crafting a Narrative for the Red State Option. It’s really “Democratic Care”, not “Obamacare”: Obamacare is less about what Obama wanted, and more about what the Democratic Party wanted. Tom Miller on conservative health-care reform. Creating a new responsibility: David Warsh on the Affordable Care Act. Annie-Rose Strasser and Tara Culp-Ressler on 20 questions you have about Obamacare but are too afraid to ask. Megan McArdle on 11 pieces of Obamacare conventional wisdom that shouldn’t be so conventional. Rutgers student John Connelly says Sen. Ted Cruz misused his name to denounce the ACA. Igor Volsky has the complete guide to the GOP’s three-year campaign to shut down the government. Republicans need to compel Obama to accept their agenda, not in spite of the fact that the voters rejected it at the polls but precisely for that reason. Jonathan Rauch on rescuing compromise: A funny thing happened on the way to legislative gridlock and fiscal meltdown in the past few years. Your false-equivalence guide to the days ahead: James Fallows on a kind of politics we have not seen for more than 150 years. Steve Pearlstein on how Obama can win the debt standoff in 3 steps. Rebels without a clue: This may be the way the world ends — not with a bang but with a temper tantrum. Brad Plumer on everything you need to know about how a government shutdown works. Josh Marshall on broken windows, broken states. Kevin Drum on a quick one-sentence reminder of what this is all about.

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