Monday Morning

After the information ingestion:

someone(s) put nearly 3,000 dead pigs into a river above Shanghai

the New York Times comes out against the Keystone Pipeline

Republicans think Rand Paul has potential as a presidential candidate

there is extreme poverty in the United States

news Stories about the fact that smaller states have greater legislative and monetary pull than large states (and maybe we should do something about it.

there are two factions in the papal conclave: one for ‘same as it ever was’ and one for reform (if that’s even possible)

there’s a good op-ed from Krugman in the NYT regarding the realities of the deficit (it’s not as big as you might think, or as important); also Josh Barro in Bloomberg says the same thing, and does it better (more numbers, better explaining)

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