The real-life Da Vinci Code: Historians discover tiny numbers and letters in the eyes of the Mona Lisa Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
Afghanistan War: Public opinion turns sharply against US forces Global Post (hat tip reader May S)
Griftopia and complicity Lambert Strether
Federal Judge to Rule on Health Law’s Constitutionality Wall Street Journal. This is gonna get interesting.
Financial arms race underway in Washington Los Angeles Times (hat tip reader May S)
So what’s become of credit derivatives? John Dizard, Financial Times
How a mini fiscal union could end instability Wolfgang Munchau, Financial Times. Clever, and the banking part has the further advantage of being more true to the underlying economic reality.
Has progress been made in fighting DDoS attacks? NetworkWorld
Twelve Theses on Wikileaks Le Monde diplomatique (hat tip Andrew Dittmer)
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