Puppy Bowl VIII: The ultimate puppy showdown CBS (hat tip Lambert). OMG, cute overload.
Spam maker Hormel to treat its pigs better Los Angeles Times (hat tip reader Lambert)
Researchers feel pressure to cite superfluous papers Nature (hat tip reader Lambert)
Who really benefits from putting high-tech gadgets in classrooms? Los Angeles Times
Arizona GOP Lawmaker Wants A State Holiday To Celebrate White People ThinkProgress (hat tip reader furzy mouse). Lonely white people can always go to Maine or the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Another tiny detail from Switzerland Golem XIV
Tens of thousands protest against Putin Financial Times
Driven Away by a War, Now Stalked by Winter’s Cold New York Times
Indian Military Goes French The Diplomat
Is US democracy being bought and sold? Aljazeera (hat tip reader May S). They have to ask?
Agribusiness Fights to Allow Children to Work in Manure Pits Matt Stoller, Republic Reports
Denver Health Becomes Profitable After Using Toyota as a Template Governing (hat tip reader May S)
Homeless Families, Cloaked in Normality New York Times
Do Manufacturers Need Special Treatment? New York Times
Why Do Dangerous Financial Criminals Roam Free? Alternet (hat tip reader May S)
California’s Solo Mortgage Probe Complicated by 2008 Deal Bloomberg (hat tip reader Deontos)
Why Does Our Infrastructure Resemble a Third World Country’s? Governing (hat tip reader May S)
Armchair Activist (hat tip Lambert)
Antidote du jour (hat tip George Washington):