The Intelligence of Beasts The Chronicle (hat tip Richard Smith)
Is this what they mean by voodoo economics? The British banker who quit his job to become South African witch doctor Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
Copper kills 97 pct of hospital ICU bacteria-study Reuters (hat tip reader Paul T)
Letter From District Attorney to Defense in Strauss-Kahn Case and Strauss-Kahn Accuser’s Call Alarmed Prosecutors New York Times. This case is over, read the NYT article for the comment to her boyfriend. I’m at a loss to understand why the prosecution hasn’t folded. The longer they keep this in the press by trying to breathe life into a dead horse, the greater the damage to their reputation.
Ray Kelly’s French Connection NYPD Confidential (hat tip reader Charles 2)
You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby Helaine Olen
New York treated Strauss-Kahn roughly but he got justice John Gapper, Financial Times (note I am including this to give a range of views).
Eurozone delays decision on new Greek bailout Guardian (hat tip reader Thomas B)
Defining Down War MIchael Hirsh, National Journal
Torture crimes officially, permanently shielded Glenn Greenwald
New York Attorney General Steps Up Probe Into BofA-Merrill Disclosures Wall Street Journal
New York’s AG Takes on the Banks William Greider, The Nation
On Independence Day 2011, We’re more dependent than ever McClatchy (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
The Corrupt Corporate Incarceration Complex TruthOut (hat tip reader May S)
Doing a 17-year-old’s work: Meet the former media manager, 55, so desperate for a full-time job she was an UNPAID INTERN Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
Man falls behind on payments, mortgage company has home trashed WTSP (hat tip Lisa Epstein)
The Big Interview with Barton Biggs Credit Writedowns
Also, a reader was curious re this Wikileaks cable, in which the US said that it has the right to board 1/3 ships in the world via a deal with Panama. Any clues?
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