Kauffman Foundation seems to be shutting down its DC operations. I wish I knew more about the goings-on there. I have nothing against Kansas City, but I hope there is no general contraction taking place at Kauffman.

Meanwhile, there is a rumor that the new regime at the Cato Institute wishes to back away a bit from the day-to-day policy scrum and to focus instead on the “war of ideas.” If that is the case, then it is a bit unlike what some folks were fearing a few months back.

Speaking of Cato, I have heard from two separate, highly reliable sources that Brink Lindsey has been, as Soviet-era Kremlinologists would put it, “rehabilitated.” I am happy for both parties in the transaction.