1. Typical talking points for those who say cutting budgets to National Parks will hurt economy. They're wrong on the national level, of course. Cutting National Park budgets will hurt the local areas that contain the park, but those who pay for those parks are located across the country. Each area without a park is incrementally better off, meaning the cuts to the parks won't have an impact on the national economy.
2. The Freakonomics crew posted some funny ads that now would be thought of as repugnant. My favorite:
3. This blog focuses focusing solely on ending the PLCB. Quite a bit of good stuff here.
4. Sad but still a bit funny ...