QUICK TAKES

1. It’s Thursday, August 27, 2015.

2. Remember Monday’s stock market crisis? That’s starting to seem a little silly, given today’s report that the economy has been growing faster than we thought.

3. I refuse to watch the video the deranged shooter made when he killed the TV reporter and cameraman. You should too. This sick, sick man wanted attention. Instead, celebrate the beautiful, if way too short, lives of his victims.

4. There’s a movement afoot to reform FAFSA, the form parents and students fill out for financial aid. One of the great reliefs of my life is that I never again have to do that. While I’d be intensely jealous of parents who wouldn’t have to spend the time I’ve wasted on those damn forms, civilization would certainly be better off with a little simplicity.

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