David Post’s guide for students on exam-taking mistakes.
Newt Gingrich is a populist technocrat, says Conor Friedersdorf. And then he demolishes him here. Lots of people are saying Gingrich can or can’t win the nomination. Call me a beltway insider, but I say “no chance.” And I basically agree with Ezra’s reasoning here.
President Obama gave a speech this week. He paralleled his presidency and outlook to Teddy Roosevelt. I thought Jonathan Chait’s roundup and critique was interesting.
A libertarian reminder that entrenched corporate power is partially a product of the left.
Matt Yglesias on why you should give money, not canned goods, to food charities.
John sides on demographics and being careful with the independent vote.
Nate Silver on why Cain fell.
Ryan Avent looking through the Economist in 1931.
There’s a bunch of talk about brokered conventions. Rhodes Cook says possible. Josh Putnam thinks not. Nate Sliver sees it as possible. Jon Bernstein is dismissive at first, and then thoroughly convincing later.
The baby boomers control Christmas.
I liked this article on how doctors die.
Just about the best example you’ll find of a professional class extracting unnecessary licensing from the government in order to stifle competition.
It takes a village to make a cheeseburger.
A lot of people forwarded me that “Gingrich broke the law by saying hed appoint Bolton” link. Evidently, it’s not true.
Tyler Cowen piece on the effects of the Moneyball revolution.
The science of temper tantrums.
What do we do when the legislature wants more presidential power than the president does? Good question.
A nice visual illustration of the correlation/causation distinction.