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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