[Ed1] Abel Keogh ponders the his third grade son being given a (closed) email address.
[Ed3] National Journal makes the case for the cost-effectiveness of supersized universities.
[Ed4] Matthew Yglesias makes the pretty obvious, but under-discussed point: Don’t go to college if you aren’t going to graduate. Another way of looking at this is that perhaps we (as a nation) shouldn’t be sending people to college who won’t graduate.
[H1] I was and am neutral-to-skeptical on PPACA, but the exchanges are one of the areas that I had hopes for. I’m pleased as punch that rates are coming out below cost estimates. Go markets!
[H2] John Goodman (not that John Goodman) thinks that we’re headed to a two-tiered health care system. Or rather, a more formal two-tier system, as we already have one. This is actually not far from my own predictions. I just don’t see it as dire.
[H3] Apparently some are suspecting that babies can be too fat. Great, something else to worry about…
[H4] Bicycle highways were once the future of transit.
[En2] Scientific American writes on the revised estimates of the rate of global warming.
[En4] The Washington Post likes to use deceptive photography.
[B1] Doug Mataconis and Greg Beato ask whether driverless cars represent a threat to our privacy. Most likely, though I suspect that the threats will come in other forms, even if driverless cars don’t materialize.
[B3] T-Mobile’s no-contract plans appears to be working well.
[B4] The New York Times demonstrates how not to take a tribute
[B5] Successful people leave their loser friends behind. Fortunately for me, ambition is underrepresented amongst my friends.
[A1] American morality.
[A2] The IRS has been targeted adoptive families. Well, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from a number of my friends, they probably had it coming. The list of right-wingers adopting kids is endless.
[A3] The Christian Science Monitor explains why high jackpot lotteries suck. I hate lotteries.
[A4] I wrote the Free State Project off when they chose inferior candidate New Hampshire over superior candidates Wyoming and Montana. But Garrett Quinn says they’re having some success.
[A5] The case against Portland’s rejection of water fluoridation.
[W2] Robin Simcox looks at why soldiers get targeted by Muslim extremists.