The Nobel Peace Prize this year went to the European Union, an act that is interestingly timed given the EU’s current state of crisis (perhaps this is a “hang in there, we appreciate all you’ve done” Nobel Peace Prize). Ezra Klein gives us five reasons why the case for the EU getting the prize is stronger than the snark would have you believe.
Other links of interest:
Ryan Britt makes the case that Most Citizens of the Star Wars Galaxy are Probably Totally Illiterate (hat tip to Noah Millman).
Scott Lemieux on Why Norms Have Exceptions.