Courageous Teen Risks His Life To Save Drowning Baby Deer Huffington Post
A Linguist Explains the Grammar of Doge. Wow. Toast (Lambert)
Lake Superior nearing rare ice-over TwinCities (Chuck L)
How World War I Peace Guaranteed More Violence Der Spiegel
German court parks tank on ECB lawn, kills OMT bond rescue Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Merkel attacks US diplomat’s comments Financial Times
Emerging Markets Meltdown Meets Taper Tantrum
The markets’ bumpy ride need not become a crash Gavyn Davies, Financial Times. He was more positive a couple of weeks back.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
N.S.A. Is Said to Gather Data on a Third of U.S. Calls New York Times. The NSA has “struggled” to get cellphone data? It was earlier reported that the NSA didn’t include Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile in its orders due to concerns about them having foreign (in the case of Verizon, partial foreign) ownership.
NSA Collects 20% or Less of U.S. Call Data Wall Street Journal. Love the reporting disparity.
Health Care Reform and Household Financial Stability Pamela Foohey, Credit Slips
Backlash over AOL’s 401(k) cuts — and rationale Washington Post. Yesterday, they blamed Obamacare.
Aetna may pull out of Obamacare: CEO CNBC. Or double its rates…
Drone Murder Protesters Sentenced, Jailed David Swanson
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against FEC Seeks to Shed Light on Karl Rove’s “Dark Money” Donors Truthout (furzy mouse)
Q+A: Author Dean Starkman on The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark GoLocalProv[idence]
Manufacturers’ Lack of Confidence Global Economic Intersection
Visa, MasterCard To End Swipe-And-Sign By 2015 Consumerist
Wisse’s World: Where Feminists are Neo-Marxists and Inequality Critics are anti-Semites Bill Black, New Economic Perspectives
Payroll Data Shows a Lag in Wages, Not Just Hiring New York Times
I’m a Member of the American ‘Used-to-Haves’ Huffington Post (Carol B)
Homeless: The New Normal Tina Braxton, Firedoglake. Carol B: “Try comment #14.”
The Fall of the USSR Ian Welsh (Carol B)
In The Vaults Where The Dry Powder Is Stored Daily Kos. Lambert deems this to be the best Kos post ever written.
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