Happy Birthday to Philip Bailey, 62.
Fortunately, there's good stuff:
1. With the caveat that I haven't read it, I suspect this new paper, "Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout: A Randomized Field Experiment," is something people should know about. Sara Heller, Harold Pollack, Roseanna Ander, Jens Ludwig.
2. Ezra Klein on the Senate.
3. Greg Koger, cranky about third-rate think tank research. Not about the Senate, although Greg is mentioned in the previous linked item.
4. And Noah Smith praises getting a Ph.D. in economics.