1. On the partial end of the filibuster, Ezra Klein has a rundown on nine different ways it will matter. Here is political scientist Gregory Koger on what it means. Here are past posts from Monkey Cage.
2. Joe Weisenthal calls Magnus Carlsen the “first post-modern” world chess champion. Yet I think Carlsen’s style is less boring than Weisenthal lets on — finding complexity in apparently dull positions is a skill of its own. If Carlsen is so boring and one-dimensional as a player, why does he induce his opponents to make so many mistakes? And how is it that Carlsen has ended up having better opening prep than Anand?
3. Larry Summers has a website.
4. Daniel Davies on demand-driven secular stagnation. This is the version of the hypothesis which makes the most sense.