Happy Birthday to Megan Ward, 44. I'm sure people who didn't go to Wesleyan can enjoy PCU; just not sure I get why they would.
The good stuff:
Here's good news: Thomas is being phased out.
Good news for racing? Hey, that is good news. Lydia DePillis on higher yearling sales prices as a sign of economic recovery. Yes, I know that most (okay, almost all) of you don't care.
Emma Roller on Ted Cruz, college debater. Double-extra warning: we know how memory works, or doesn't work. We know how partisanship works. It's highly likely that liberals remembering Ted Cruz from years ago would be either highly selective, or even fairly inaccurate, in their memories -- with their memories matching their current view of Cruz as a jerk. Might he have actually been a jerk? It's certainly possible. Is he a jerk now? I have no idea, and neither do any of you who don't hang out with him regularly. "Work jerk" isn't the same as personal jerk, no matter how much our rational minds resist that idea.