Within days, I expect the Supreme Court will rule that white firefighters are unconstitutional:

— Lying is a very effective political tactic and the press should be blaming itself, not the Obama administration, for its efficacy.

— Gelman & Sides on the 2008 election.

— DC ghost condo plagued by flooding.

— Consumer prices declining across the OECD.

— Using modeling to help contain pandemics.

People in the U.S. think of The Cardigans as a one hit wonder, but they have a bunch of good songs. I particularly endorse “I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to be Nicer.”