Fossilised spider ‘biggest on record’ BBC (hat tip reader John M)
Ohio County Losing Its Young to Painkillers’ Grip New York Times
How Egypt’s Youth Forced the Issue CounterPunch
BP’s Secret Deepwater Blowout Greg Palast
Chernobyl’s guide to tyranny Financial Times
Sleepwalking Into the Imperial Dark Tom Englehardt
Mail Online climbs to second spot in world’s most popular news sites Independent (hat tip reader Buzz Potamkin)
Guantanamo Psychologist Led Rendition and Imprisonment of Afghan Boys, Complaint Charges TruthOut (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Painting of leaking Assange wins Archy Sydney Morning Herald (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck)
Bipartisan support builds for slicing corporate tax rate Los Angeles Times. “Bipartisan” = “bought and paid for”.
Entitlement Hater Paul Ryan Was A Social Security Baby Politics USA (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Jury convicts exec in $3B mortgage fraud case Associated Press. No, this is not a sign of real intent to do anything re mortgage fraud. Taylor Bean was comparatively small fry.
The Rich Aren’t Getting Richer National Review (hat tip reader May S). Since this ran in the National Review, I’m not making any representations as to accuracy, merely alerting readers as to New Messaging Coming to a Station Near You.
Florida ‘rocket docket’ court told to respond to ACLU claims Housing Wire (hat tip April Charney)
Regulatory arbitrage of the day, Citigroup edition Felix Salmon
Conceding the Principle (Wonkish) Paul Krugman
2010 Average CEO Pay at S&P 500 Companies Executive Paywatch (hat tip reader furzy mouse) ” Based on 299 companies’ most recent pay data for 2010, their combined total CEO pay of $3.4 billion could support 102,325 median workers’ jobs.”
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