British sailor, 85, arrives in St. Maarten after crossing Atlantic with friends aboard raft Washington Post (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Newark Mayor Wants To Build Patrick’s Place In Honor Of Starved Dog (Video) Care2 (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Georgian woman cuts off web access to whole of Armenia Guardian (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
The NYT Continues Its War on HuffPo Felix Salmon, Columbia Journalism Review
Scott Walker is Strongly Rebuked by Milwaukee County Voters: Walker’s Candidate for His Former Job is Crushed 61% – 39% Buzzflash (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Justices uphold foreclosure rule Columbus Dispatch
David Prosser, JoAnne Kloppenburg Face Unexpected Twist In Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Huffington Post. Not quite a done deal, then, for Kloppenburg…now it looks much more like a Prosser win.
Trichet: welcome to my great big fat Euro fiasco BBC. After the Portuguese capitulation and an ECB rate rise, a rant from Paul Mason on the evolving two-speed Europe.
European Debt Crisis Morphs Into New Phase: Mohamed El-Erian Bloomberg, h/t Felix Salmon. El-Erian decidedly more optimistic than Mason about how it goes from here for the Eurozone…
Nasty choices in a time of raising of rates FT. Meanwhile in the UK, the tightrope walk between rate rises, inflationary expectations and recession gets ever more precarious.
MMT stabilization policy — some comments & critiques Interfluidity. Steve Waldman being temperate and thoughtful on Modern Monetary Theory.
Battle Starts Over British Bank Rules The New York Times finally gets the idea that it’s worth comparing and contrasting US and UK regulatory approaches.
Bob Diamond on Charlie Rose Barclays’ boss showing his face in the States, via a cozy half hour with Charlie. The US might see more of him if he doesn’t like the IBC report, which is out on Monday. Amusing to see the extravagant way he defers to the Independence of the Banking Commission (NC has had a few posts about his very aggressive, only-just-behind-the-scenes lobbying).
Political Animal At Washington Washington Monthly on the shutdown. Hat tip furzy mouse.
What Actually Happens When the Government Shuts Down (And Other Things You Don’t Know About the Budget Fight) New Deal 2.0. A veteran of the last shutdown tries to give an idea of what they’re like.
David Cameron’s Gift of War and Racism, to Them and Us Truthout, hat tip furzy mouse. A kicking for post-imperialist UK Prime Minister David Cameron
Quantico Blocks Official Visits by UN, Amnesty, and Rep. Kucinich to Bradley Manning FireDogLake, hat tip furzy mouse. The US getting more like Burma, except with prisons, not just house arrest.
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