Vagabond Scholar: For the best blog posts of the year chosen by the bloggers themselves, you have to read the Jon Swift Memorial Round Up 2013.
The Moderate Voice: Florida will soon pass New York as America’s third most populous state.
Burnt Orange Report: The City of Houston is being sued after denying benefits to same-sex couples.
Econ Browser: The triumph of Tory austerity in the UK? Not so much.
Liberaland: For America’s mega-rich sheltering billions from Uncle Sam, South Dakota is the new Cayman Islands.
Speaking of which, your quote of the day: “I don't pay more than are legally due and frankly if I had paid more than are legally due I don't think I'd be qualified to become president. I'd think people would want me to follow the law and pay only what the tax code requires.” (Mitt Romney, July 29, 2012.)
Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round today is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.