F.B.I. Seizes Web Servers, Knocking Sites Offline New York Times (hat tip reader bob)
Gov’t: No quick fix for leaky nuclear reactors CBS News (hat tip reader Tim C)
‘Germany Was Biggest Debt Transgressor of 20th Century’ Der Spiegel (hat tip reader xct). Ed Harrison sent me the link in German, and I can report that Google Translate did better than BabelFish. But I wish whoever wrote the headline for the official English version had used the word “deadbeat”.
Time for common sense on Greece Martin Wolf, Financial Times. Includes a very good recap of how Greece has fared under austerity thus far.
Stuffing bondholders in Greece and Ireland Ed Harrison
Italian Voters Turn Out Against Water Privatization Food and Water Watch (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Desperate Times: Man Robs Bank to Get Health Care in Jail Good (hat tip Ed Harrison)
Slow Domestic Economy Puts Focus on Cost of Two Wars New York Times. About time.
5 WikiLeaks Revelations Exposing the Rapidly Growing Corporatism Dominating American Diplomacy Abroad Alternet (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Bachmann’s Congressional Spending Shows Close Links to Political Activity Roll Call (hat tip reader furzy mouse). The headline is coded. The text suggests there may have been a pretty basic ethics violation.
At least Weiner was a distraction Matt Stoller, Politico. Some great lines. My favorite:
Blank is a “pragmatic progressive” economist, which apparently means someone who feels bad about the damage caused by the problems they aren’t trying to fix.
Americans Worse Than When Obama Inaugurated by 44%-34% Margin Bloomberg
‘Scrap Yards Are the New Pawn Shops’ Michael Panzner (hat tip reader bob)
Is there excess demand for base money? Canucks Anonymous (hat tip Ed Harrison)
The Bankers Who Cried Wolf: Wall Street’s History Of Hyperbole About Regulation Marcus Baram, Huffington Post
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