Burglars include family pets in stolen loot Miami Herald (hat tip Buzz Potamkin) :-(
A Land of Haves and Have-Nots Consortium News
Spine Experts Repudiate Medtronic Studies New York Times
Wars steadily increase for over a century, fed by more borders and cheaper conflict PhysOrg (hat tip reader Robert M)
Greece faces ‘suicide’ vote on austerity Financial Times. This is looking like a bad rerun of the crisis, in that the authorities have assumed they can force the other side to come to heel and have left themselves no Plan B. And they are using the same type of threats we heard with the TARP.
Greece Erupts Over Austerity Wall Street Journal
Union-Busting Tactics More Pervasive Than Previously Thought: Study Huffington Post (hat tip reader May S)
No More Excuses, Rape is Rape! Peter Rothberg (hat tip reader Carol B). Don’t think DSK can use this in his defense.
More on the Medicare-for-Revenues Swap Floated in Debt Limit Deal Dave Dayen, FireDogLake
Could Obama Just Ignore the Debt Ceiling? New York Times
New Jersey’s Credit Line with JP Morgan Bond Girl
NY AG Schneiderman: I’m Not Signing Onto Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Dave Dayen, FireDogLake. We’d said he wasn’t signing on, I guess it is now official
Treasury Assails OCC on Draft Rule Wall Street Journal. Is this just Treasury trying to placate some pissed off Congressmen? This is not normal bureaucratic behavior.
Consumer Confidence Tanks In June The Daily Capitalist (hat tip reader Carol B)
RESPONSE FROM COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT TO SUNNY SHEU’S URGENT EMAIL REPORTING DEATH THREAT The Murder of Sunny Sheu
Antidote du jour (hat tip Lambert Strether). Loukanikos the protest dog: