Cafe Patrons: Again this year I seek your kind assistance.
I’m entering the 2014 Coolidge Prize for Journalism competition . I ask you again, as I did last year, to suggest to me your favorite blog posts or newspaper essays (or both) of mine that have appeared at between January 1, 2012 and August 25, 2014. I get to submit up to three posts or newspaper essays, but each must be 800 words or less.
Which three of my posts or newspaper essays  during this time are the ones that you believe, in your wise judgment, will give me the best chance to win this stiff competition? Remember, my entries will likely be in competition with entries from super-bloggers and sterling columnists such as Bryan Caplan, Tyler Cowen, Veronique de Rugy, David Friedman, David Henderson, Alex Tabarrok, and Kevin Williamson.
Just fyi, you can access my Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columns here .
Feel free to put your suggestions in the comments section, but also please e-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org