1. The 28th Carnival of the Liberals will be up on Living the Scientific Life this Thursday; the submission deadline is Wednesday midnight, UTC -5 = EST. This edition’s theme is Democratic Party political strategies – for example, should Democrats sacrifice social issues and concentrate on economic populism?

2. Go read Tyler DiPietro’s new blog, Growth Rate n lg n. With a name like that, and a superb post about how the USA’s imperial hubris will be its downfall, who can resist reading it? Now, I need to find some more blogs by women, since my blogroll’s gender balance has crept from over 2-to-1 female to just under 3-to-2…

3. Feel free to comment or email me about what mathematical subjects you’d like to see more of. Would you like to see more attacks on bad math in the service of bad social science (for bad science, I’m afraid you’ll have to migrate to Good Math, Bad Math)? Would you like to see me continue writing obscure posts about algebraic number theory? Would you like me to expand on another math subject – for example, group theory, Galois theory, algebraic geometry, or complex analysis?

4. Those of you who are too lazy to read the news can read the headlines on Appletree. For those of you who are too lazy to read the headlines on Appletree, the lowlights of the last two days are that Fatah and Hamas resumed the civil war hours after announcing a truce, the US finally released 33 prisoners from Guantánamo out of 400 after holding them without charge for apparently more than two years, young left-wing activists rioted in Denmark, and Russia arrested nonviolent left-wing and liberal activists in anticipation of an anti-government protest.

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Hey Alon, just wanted to say thanks for the mention and the props.

I also need to find more blogs by women, so I’ll leech of whatever recommendations you get.

Would you like to see me continue writing obscure posts about algebraic number theory?

yes. I’m collating all of them now (in original date order) so that I can read them together.

Would you like me to expand on another math subject – for example, group theory, Galois theory, algebraic geometry, or complex analysis?

Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

I think my next topic should be Galois theory, seeing as how it figures into number theory at several points.

that sounds most excellent.