Illinois man dies in attack by swans Raw Story
Kangaroo genitals are weirder than you ever thought possible Grist (Lambert)
Farmers in Tree Bank programme harvest long-term profits and win over sceptical neighbours Bangkok Post (hat tip Lambert)
The Real Bad Guy in the E-Book Price Fixing Case Slate (CJR)
Fitch doubts Dutch AAA as property slump reaches ‘coma’ Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
THE MODEST PROPOSAL AND THE DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT Yanis Varoufakis
CIA seeks new authority to expand Yemen drone campaign Washington Post (Lambert)
India test fires long-range nuclear missile Guardian (John L)
Barney Frank: Obamacare Was a ‘Mistake’ Forbes (ep3). So did you vote against it? No. You don’t get to have your cake and eat it too.
Romney cites ‘vast left wing conspiracy‘Political Ticker (Lambert)
In Wariness on Economy, Poll Finds Opening for Romney New York Times
ALEC Sends Out an SOS to Breitbart Bloggers Rebekah Wilce, Firedoglake
Charts: Dirty Energy’s Election Ad Spending Spree Mother Jones. See chart at end on increase in interest group ad spending….aieee!
Geithner: U.S. Faces ‘Big Test’ on Taxes, Budget FoxBusiness. Improved headline per Lambert: “Timmy tees up a bankster coup d’etat for the lame duck session”
Bank of America Faces Bad Home-Equity Loans: Mortgages Bloomberg. Quelle surprise!
Mark Gongloff: Yet Another Regulatory Retreat Huffington Post. On derivatives.
Bill Moyers Essay: It Pays to Be Rich YouTube (Jesse)
Antidote du jour (Miles K):