Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday's Daily Brief

Monday, April 2, 2012
A 'Pot Of Gold' To Undermine Syria's Bloody Crackdown
Geraldo To Trayvon's Parents: I Am Sorry
Goldman Sachs Sells Stake In Firm Tied To Under-Age Sex Trafficking Site
Visa Drops Firm After Breach Exposes Up To 1.5 Million Credit Card Numbers
Bill Clinton Sounds Off On 2012, 2016
Greta Van Susteren: Am I Wrong About This?
Yes, of course the president wants his signature health care law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, but I suspect that it would help him politically if the statute were to be struck down in its entirety.
Penn Jillette: Vissa D'arte Even on The Celebrity Apprentice
It was this week's episode of Celebrity Apprentice where Donald Trump and Clay Aiken understood that they didn't understand me, and feeling misunderstood by Donald Trump and Clay Aiken is it's own kind of joy. Passion and art can be more important than money.
Leo W. Gerard: A Populace Pink Slimed
Politicians insisted that identifying slimed beef is not necessary, or even wise, because the fabricated-sans-fat-smashed-meat-scraps-seasoned-with-ammonia mixture is more nutritious. They chose to champion not consumers but slime producers. The reason is obvious.
Simon Johnson: Volcker Rule Would Cause Irreparable Damage to the Muppets -- and Much More Broadly
If the Volcker Rule is implemented as planned, that would have a major negative effect on the bond yields paid by the Muppets and other leading providers of children's entertainment. No one else will ever trade these bonds to any significant degree.
Priyamvada Natarajan: How to Build a Science Superpower
The era of America's unchallenged world dominance as a scientific superpower is coming to an end. In an era of ever-increasing globalization, what it takes to become and remain a science superpower has fundamentally changed.

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