Van-mounted body scanners coming to a street near you? Raw Story (hat tip reader John D). So this is where your tax dollars are going….
Beck rally will be a measure of ‘tea party’ strength Washington Post (hat tip reader Skippy):
Beck, who is both admired and assailed for his faith-based patriotism and his brash criticism of President Obama, plans in part to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. as an American hero. He will speak on the anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech, from the spot where King delivered it.
Tea Party Rocks Primaries Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone (hat tip reader Frank A). You need to read this.
Dodd vs. Warren shows that government is broken Andrew Leonard, Salon
Despite recovery, the credit crunch actually gets worse Eurointelligence
An Autopsy of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Economix (hat tip Mark Thoma)
Fiscal Austerity and “Third World America” Simon Johnson
David Dayen’s Portrait of HAMP Failures Mike Konczal
Calls for radical rethink of derivatives body Gillian Tett, Financial Times. A generally fine piece, except she calls on ISDA to become a genuine trade body….when we only know how to do lobbying organizations masquerading as trade groups here in the US.
This Is Not a Recovery Paul Krugman, New York Times
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