Watcher’s Council submissions for May 16, 2013

(A small addendum here:  This may well be the best week of material I’ve ever read in my time on the Watcher’s Council.  I usually suggest you read this stuff.  Today I urge you to read it.  You can only imagine what a hard time I’m having casting my vote here.)

This is the fascinating stuff I’m reading today preparatory to casting my vote.  Please join and enrich your mind, as I improve mine:

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions