Happy Feet the penguin released into Southern Ocean after New Zealand trip Guardian (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores New York Times
Ex-News Corp. Execs Will Seek to Shift Blame Bloomberg (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). A good summary of the state of play, which is about to get ugly.
Big oil tanker groups vulnerable, warn bosses Financial Times
Unsecured bond sales to test Europe’s banks Financial Times
Self-Important Approach Worries Berlin’s Allies Der Spiegel
US money market blow for eurozone Financial Times
The worst of the euro crisis is yet to come Wolfgang Munchau, Financial Times
College students living in the lap of luxury Los Angeles Times (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). I have amazingly had readers argue against the proposition that much of the increased cost of higher education has gone to upgrading student amenities that do nothing to add to the quality of education. This is an extreme example. but the quotes in the story make my case.
The DOJ’s escalating criminalization of speech Glenn Greenwald, Salon
For A Better Model on Jobs, Look to Argentina, Not Europe Dave Dayen, FireDogLake (hat tip reader Carol B)
What the Left Doesn’t Understand About Obama Jon Chait, New York Times. I won’t dignify this by shredding it, save to note that I can’t recall the last time I’ve seen so much straw manning in such a compressed space. If nothing else, it signifies that the left has moved to the “then they [attempt to] ridicule you” stage. The piece actually struck me as a tad desperate. For an excellent rebuttal, see What Jonathan Chait Doesn’t Understand About Obama Scarecrow, FireDogLake
Rich look set to escape higher tax burden Financial Times
Oval Office Appeaser Newsweek. Note we think this is way too kind to Obama. Your truly is of the view that Obama has use the Republicans as cover to do exactly what he wants to do.
Supercommittee Pits Lobbying Firms’ Clients Against One Another Bloomberg (hat tip reader Arthur)
What Democrats can do about Obama Matt Stoller, Salon