1. Peter Feld on the Republican candidates:
Perry, on the other hand, is a highly skilled politician who creamed a once-popular Republican Senator in a recent primary, never lost an election, and has governed a major state for 12 years. His views are optimized for both the economic and evangelical wings of the Republican Party while his chief opponent, Mitt Romney, is wooden, weird, and has a record and political profile utterly incompatible with the Tea Party that dominates Republican primaries.2. I knew it didn't make sense, Gawker says its traffic is the same (in visitors) or better (page views) than a year ago.
3. Hurricane Irene tracking map from the NY Times.
4. The new version of Risk, with stickers that alter future plays, is available for preorder at the BBTS.