Evening Links

I’m having trouble coming up with a pithy name for the sign-off post, so you’ll have to be satisfied with this for now (suggestions welcome).

1. Matt O’Brian does a good piece on monetary policy through Star Wars quotes.

2. Matt Yglesias finds one that he missed.

3. Conservatives block a gay marriage law in Washington. Give it up already, guys! Sheesh.

4. Does our coffee habit kill monkeys? Eish.

5. Krugman on the ECB’s insane refusal to cut rates. See #2 also on that.

6. What is happening with New York City and life expectancy? Very interesting.

Finally, on a slightly lighter note, see Stephen Colbert on Lysenkoist North Carolina Republicans trying to outlaw science, and Patton Oswalt on NPR (NSFW).


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Ryan Cooper

Ryan Cooper is a national correspondent at the Week. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New Republic, and the Nation. He was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2012 to 2014.