All our pretty songs:

“Boardwalk Empire” looks awesome.

— What happens if Angela Merkel’s coalition collapses? Return to CDU-SDP grand coalition?

— Topsy-turvy politics in Florida.

— Four of the fifteen highest unemployment metropolitan areas are in Florida.

— Andrew Gelman follows up on asymmetry between Democrats and Republicans.

— If we committed to spending three times as much on defense as China and Russia combined, we’d need to cut spending.

Saturday night I found myself at a bar where their cocktail specials were based on 90s alt-rock songs. One was “Bittersweet Sympony” and the other “In Bloom”, a much better song though the drink turned out to be kind of gross.