Separation Anxiety (Religion in Politics) Versus. If you haven’t come across these parodies before, you’ve been missing out on some good topical humor.
Seeking More Viewers, MSNBC Turns Left New York Times
Polling Margins: The Myth of “Double-Digits” Ken Houghton, Angry Bear
Fannie and Freddie: Poker, Bazookas and Paulson Ben Bitroff. Amusing and insightful.
Authorities Starting to Close In Michael Panzner
A Few Speculators Dominate Vast Market for Oil Trading Washington Post (hat tip reader Scott R), Jim Hamilton shreds the article.
This blame game is short on logic Douglas Kass, Financial Times, In defense of shorts.
Are Bond Investors Crazy or Waiting to Exhale? Caroline Baum, Bloomberg
Lehman’s secret talks to sell 50% stake stall Financial Times (hat tip reader S). Perhaps as interesting as the story, which indicated that Lehman sought a premium to book value of 50%, is the video in the piece (added a day later) which discusses that Lehman increasingly looks at risk of coming to the same end as Bear. This sort of talk a month ago would have been derided.
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