One mine, one another guy's.
First, I wanted to make readers aware of a blog by occasional commenter "evilsax". It's colorfully named "Diary of a Republican Hater" (my advice to evilsax: they're far too silly to "hate"). There's a lot of political commentary on here, and a lot of discussion of economics too. Between the name of the blog and the pseudonym "evilsax" I can only assume that this is the alter ego of Bill Clinton. This is an especially interesting post that I may comment on later if I get a chance.
Second, since finishing the first year of the program and getting the Sloan grant I've felt like I need to start acting like a more responsible academic, and so I've cleaned up my own website. Its just a simple google site with publication information and a little background. Let me know what you think, and what you like in an academic website (I'm not capable or interested in doing anything fancy, but there are some really ugly or unwieldy academic homepages out there, and I don't want to be one of them). Right now my CV is just a document that's been loaded up, and my "publications page" is an actual web page with links. Eventually I plan on doing the whole CV like that.