Aside from the steadily accumulating “sneak preview” material from the May/June issue of the Monthly (which you can access in toto here), there is plenty of other interesting content on the site:

* At Ten Miles Square, George Washington University’s Sarah Binder guides readers through a discussion of whether an obscure Senate rules change in 1806 created the modern filibuster.

* Also at Ten Miles Square, Georgetown University’s Erik Voeten compares public opinion on same-sex marriage in Europe and the U.S. and discovers there’s a lot more variation among EU countries than among American states.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer explodes a statistic used in a conservative attack ad claiming that most college graduates are having to move back in with their parents.

* And also at College Guide, Luzer advises that if you want to be admitted to Harvard, it’s a statistically sound gambit to send a post to the New York Times blog for high school seniors, The Choice.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.