Why did it take 15 years for the Federal Reserve to admit a taboo truth about bank bailouts? What new graph illustrates today’s ongoing effects of the 2008 financial crisis? Which government contractor that famously screwed up the ACA exchange website has now screwed up the government’s college aid website? When did Ronald Reagan sound like a lefty on taxes? Where in the American South did solar just surpass coal?

The answers to these questions and more can be found below in today’s edition of Sirota’s Signals, a weekly dose of must-read stories, missed nuggets, and fun-but-worthwhile distractions from Lever founder David Sirota, exclusively for paid subscribers.