Omaha apartment linking doo to pooches Journal Star
Cruel new fact of crustacean life: lobster cannibalism Reuters. Eat more lobster to prevent it! Seriously. Lobster prices were super low in Maine last summer.
Welcome to Japan-style crisis management John Plender, Financial Times
Ex-HBOS head was ‘dishonest’ or ‘delusional Financial Times. I am eagerly awaiting transcripts.
Congress Arrested On Manslaughter Charges Onion (Valissa)
Three-Card Budget Monte Paul Krugman
Republican “fiscal cliff” proposal Linda Beale
Republicans in capital gains tax fight Financial Times
In Tax Fight, G.O.P. Seeks a Position to Fall Back On New York Times
Unionizing the Bottom of the Pay Scale New York Times
Undercover Videos Are Fine, Except When They’re About Animal Abuse. Then They’re Terrorism. Leighton Woodhouse, Firedoglake. Depressing.
After Sandy, NYC pins housing hope on repairs Associated Press. Better headline: Bloomberg flounders, but it’s poor people, so who cares?
It’s not profit that is destroying our health; it’s the private insurance business model healthcareforall, Firedoglake
Paul Krugman Will Like These Figures Cullen Roche
Goldman cuts US Q4 GDP forecast to 1% (annualized) Walter Kurtz
The Affordable Housing Crisis New York Times. Editorial.
The Recession’s Toll: How Middle Class Wealth Collapsed to a 40-Year Low Atlantic (Carol B)
It’s A Sad Comment On The State Of America That Words Like ‘Fair’ And ‘Share’ Are Now Insults Henry Blodget, Clusterstock. Good for Blodget.
Lincoln Against the Radicals Jacobin. This is a great piece. BTW I saw the movie without knowing of its propaganda message (and you’d never connect this Lincoln fable with Obama’s tactics unless you’d been primed to make the link). While the acting is terrific (I particularly liked Sally Fields and Tommy Lee Jones), I was so taken aback by the utterly implausible opening scene was that I didn’t trust the movie at all.
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):