Happy Birthday to Big Boi, 38.
Okay, I've been doing these links posts as a daily thing for a year now; Terry Jones, now 71, got the first birthday greetings; if I keep doing this, I'm going to try not to repeat, although I won't promise, since I'm very capable of forgetting and don't want to spend too much time looking it up.
More importantly, I suppose I need to decide whether to keep doing these as daily hits. They do seem to spark some discussions, which is good; I just don't really know whether anyone cares about links posts these days. And of course there is some opportunity cost in doing it, although not all that much (I obviously don't write much about most of the items, and I often fill it with stuff I'm seeing anyway; I don't usually have to hunt for more than one or two extra ones to fill it out, although on days when I'm doing the roundup for Greg I often have to stretch a little more, although usually I just have fewer items. See below). If anyone has strong feelings about it one way or another, this is as good a time as any to let me know.
The good stuff:
1. Useful analysis by Dave Weigel about undernews.
2. A great ACA implementation story from South Carolina (I lost where I got it from, but it was probably the great Sarah Kliff). Adam Beam reports.
3. And Gallup is trying to figure out what went wrong in 2012. Good.