1. Good thread on Tillerson. Steve Coll tries to make Tillerson sound bad, I am not sure he succeeds. Here is Rob Stavins on Tillerson. I disagree with what seems to be Trump’s intended Russia policy, but I’ve known plenty of businessmen who have done deals with unpleasant foreign powers and I have never doubted their loyalties to the United States. I see those issues being blurred and smushed together in a new kind of odd reverse McCarthyism.
4. “A person born in 1940 was, by the time he was 30, close to his peak earning point. A person born in 1980, by the time he is 30, is further away from a higher peak earning point. Thus, you are not comparing the same type of birth cohorts.” Link here, and a bit more here.
5. “”I put out early,” she says.” (NYT)