Wishing it don’t make it so Le Monde diplomatique (hat tip reader LosingGround)
Democratic senatorial candidates vie to be seen as outsiders Washington Post (hat tip reader Joe C)
Schwarzenegger slams GOP stimulus hypocrisy Raw Story (hat tip reader John D)
Campaigning for State-Owned Banks Web of Debt (hat tip reader John D)
China: No one home Financial Times
Some movement at the station billy blog
What the PBoC cannot do with its reserves MIchael Pettis
Antidote du jour. This is from Time’s Pictures of the Week. Not sure I like tigers being treated as overgrown house cats (although I have no such qualms about performing seals as zoos, they seem to like clowning around). Caption: “Siberian tigers perform for visitors at a zoo in Fuzhou, China, on the second day of the Lunar New Year – the year of the Tiger”.