Twitter chief hints he may have to divulge users’ names Independent (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
How gas drilling contaminates your food Salon (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck)
Flogging Could Answer U.S. Prison Problems (Seriously) Bloomberg (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). Next thing you know, the rack will be back. They seem to have ignored the research (mentioned here!) that psychopaths are remarkably unaffected by pain.
US to store passenger data for 15 years Guardian (hat tip reader Buzz Potamkin)
Exclusive: Battered Libya sues for peace Independent (hat tip reader Buzz Potamkin)
Anne Sinclair’s millions keeping accused rapist husband Dominique Strauss-Kahn out of jail Daily News (hat tip reader Bruno)
Brics must put up a fight for IMF top job Eswar Prasad, Financial Times
Voters would punish Obama over benefits changes Politico. How many polls have shown voters to be overwhelmingly against cuts to Medicare and Social Security? Even Newt Gingrich tried retreating from this position before the Republican loyalty police beat him back in line. It takes an election in upstate New York for the Dems to recognize the obvious? Trust me, Politico’s suddenly taking notice was not unrelated to Democrat Kathy Hochul winning in a solidly Republican district despite being outspent 2:1.
House GOPer Blasted for Calling Elizabeth Warren a Liar Mother Jones (hat tip Francois T)
The War on Inflation Tim Duy
Alan Simpson Still Confused About Social Security Numbers Huffington Post
Commentary: Bad decisions on the Ten Commandments McClatchy (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Third Depression Watch Paul Krugman
California and Illinois Expand Foreclosure Probes Wall Street Journal. My sources doubt the California AG’s effort is serious.
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