Overwhelmed by Python Infestation, Florida Embraces Cagey Solution Take Part (furzy mouse)
Tracing Arthritis to Bugs in the Gut? MedPage Today
Inside the outrageous world of child cage fighting: Tiny boys who are trained to attack each other in America’s baby MMA arenas Daily Mail. How long before death matches?
Over 100 dead in Tacloban and Ormoc: Leyte hit hard Phillipine Star
Typhoon Haiyan Kills 1,200 in the Philippines, Heads for Vietnam Weather Underground
The Crisis as a Classic Financial Panic Ben Bernanke, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. “Our continuing challenge is to make financial crises far less likely and, if they happen, far less costly.” Really? I would have thought the continuing challenge is to euthanize the rentiers.
Swensen criticizes Wall Street Yale Daily News
Never Feel Sorry For A Man With his Own Plane Cassandra Does Tokyo
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Brad DeLong. Could be a four-way contradiction in terms; I guess we’ll find out!
Hillary Clinton is the most formidable presidential frontrunner in modern era Guardian (more). We’re handicapping 2016. Kill me now.
Obama hits the golf course where Caddyshack was filmed McClatchy. “[A]n exclusive atmosphere with some of south Florida’s foremost socialites,” “southern plantation style clubhouse.” Alrighty then.
Jeff Merkley Explains How Filibuster Reform Could Return to the Senate Slate. The time for that was Obama’s 100 Days in 2009. This is mere wankery.
For Obama, and Democrats, it’s crunch time Dan Balz, WaPo. Quack quack.
Liberal Dark Money Dominating 2014 Elections Open Secrets
The ‘Establishment’ Fights Back Nooners, Online WSJ
Implementing Health Reform: The Individual Market; Mental Health And Substance Abuse Parity Timothy Jost, Health Affairs. “I cannot imagine what, if any, administrative fix the President has in mind.” Note that Jost is a strong ObamaCare supporter.
Obama’s task in easing healthcare woes may be easier said than done Reuters. Pass the popcorn. Except for the excess deaths, of course.
Former HHS secretary visits Anniston, backs federal health reform The Anniston Star. Louis Sullivan: “The [Bush] plan had the similar concept of the health insurance exchange.”
Capitol Community Mourns ‘Mr. Ivey’ Roll Call. Beloved cook at the Senate carryout. At 62. That’s young.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
David Sarasohn: Ron Wyden tries to listen in on the NSA The Oregonian. Article much better than headline.
A Fraying of the Public/Private Surveillance Partnership Bruce Schneir, Atlantic
If you think you’re being watched, you are Leonard Pitts, Press of Atlantic City
Flesh Love: Photographs of Vacuum-Wrapped Tokyo Couples Feature Shoot. There’ll always be a Japan!
The Economic Dominance of ENTJs Priceonomics
The Dark Side of Mathematics Magic, Maths, and Money
Russell Brand, the Posh Left and the Politics of Class Counterpunch (KK)
Up in Arms Tufts Magazine. There are 11 American nations, not
one two three.
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