Wrap up

From RT: A Journal on Research Policy and Evaluation, Marco Viola (IUSS Pavia): Some Remarks on the Division of Cognitive Labor. Noah Berlatsky on the utopia at the end of the world — or why utopias can’t tell a story. Joseph Cox goes inside the bizarre site that claims to sell Russia’s secrets. The United States trumpets education as one of its shining successes of the war in Afghanistan, but an investigation reveals U.S. claims were often outright lies, as the government peddled numbers it knew to be false and touted schools that have never seen a single student. Is the media becoming a wire service? Ezra Klein wonders (and more). Skip child support, go to jail, lose job — repeat. Rebuke for crying child in a diner starts a parenting debate. Congress attempts to run the government under Norquist rules. With your tattoos and topknots, who do you think you are? Stop making superhero movies just for grown-ups. Let’s wrap up all the current national conversations before starting a new one.