Tom Edsall writes that Cory Gardner became the Republican model by tossing over the Tea Party baggage. Can he live up to his role as pragmatic conservative? More to the point, can the rest of his party? Via the New York Times.
John Boehner survives major revolt from the Tea Party right. Via the Washington Post.
Dana Milbank writes of the pests who went after Boehner: Their buzz is worse than their bite. Via the Washington Post.
On Opening Day, Joe Biden steals the GOP show — by being, for better or worse, all Joe Biden. Via Politico.
Executive dysfunction: Obama’s major failure has been his inability to win back people’s faith in government. Via James Bennet at The Atlantic.
And yet after a slow start, writes Ron Fournier in the National Journal, government did earn our trust on Ebola.
Obama says he’ll veto the Keystone pipeline bill. Via Vox.
At the heart of policing: What we see and what we don’t see and what we don’t want to see. Via George Packer at the New Yorker.