Recap: Al Franken’s ‘Pay for War Act’; the truth about gas prices is scarier than the speculators; and will the White House lose control of Senate Democrats on the debt ceiling?


1) Jon Cohn’s series on the Ryan budget.

2) I’m not sure that mixing default with a constitutional showdown would really comfort the markets.

3) “Here’s the thing street harassment apologists don’t seem to understand when they say ‘don’t get offended just because a man says hello to you.’ ”

4) The economics of the royal wedding.

Weekend question: What’s the single best idea floating around Congress that’s a) modest, b) not on a fast, obvious track to passage and c) not getting much attention? I’m looking for things like the taxpayer receipt and Al Franken’s “Pay for War Act.”