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Courage and malfeasance in Afghanistan: “Anyone we drop off will die” Jake Tapper, Salon
Petraeus scandal puts four-star general lifestyle under scrutiny Stars and Stripes (ScottW)
Irish People say No More! Awaken Longford. Mass lawsuits against the banks.
Shadow Banking Grows to $67 Trillion Industry, Regulators Say Bloomberg. What could go wrong?
A Change in Carrots, Without a Stick Gretchen Morgenson, Times
The Land That Time and Money Forgot New York Magazine
Trigger Mechanisms To Avoid the Fiscal Cliff? You’re Kidding, Right? Joe Firestone, New Economic Perspective
Teachers Unions: Scourge of the Nation? School Finance 101
Why this recovery is more jobless for black Americans than others Mychal Denzel Smith
Activists take TPP protest to airport Bangkok Post. For Obama’s visit.
Temple tour marked by humour, respect, interest in Buddhism The Nation. Note Obama’s joke about Clinton.
In China, To Get Rich Is Not So Glorious Businessweek
The Insecurity Election Krugman, Times
Lessons from the 2012 election Big Picture
Identity Politics and Economic Reality Economic Populist
The mandate of hell Tom Englehardt, Le Monde Diplomatique
Marco Rubio visits Iowa and stirs early talk of 2016 presidential campaign Guardian. No, please, no…
Twitter’s descent into the extractive 37sighals
Watch 131 Years of Global Warming in 26 Seconds Climate Central
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