I’ll make this week disappear:

Awesome ad from a New Orleans mayoral candidate.

— Charles Diez shot a cyclist in the head and will serve just 120 days in prison for it.

— David Rohde, Parties and Leaders in the Postreform House.

Getting the story right on Chicago parking meters.

— The case for optimism about the civic consequences of the decline of newspapers.

— Obama has leverage to use over Netanyahu, but will he use it?

— Chinese banks need more capital.

A friend of mine was foolishly comparing Lady Gaga favorably to David Bowie earlier today. Engaging in that dispute eventually led me to Kashmir’s “The Cynic” which features some Bowie vocals—definitely a lesser Bowie work, but far better than any Gaga out there.