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11:30 AM ET, October 10, 2011


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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Panic of the Plutocrats  —  It remains to be seen whether the Occupy Wall Street protests will change America's direction.  Yet the protests have already elicited a remarkably hysterical reaction from Wall Street, the super-rich in general, and politicians and pundits who reliably serve …
Douglas E. Schoen / The Politico:
The case for a third party candidate  —  The signs of dissatisfaction, disaffection and just plain discontent are everywhere in America today.  —  The thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters, who have congregated for more than three weeks in downtown New York's Liberty Square …
Ed Carson / Investor's Business Daily:
51% Don't Want Second Term For President Obama  —  A majority of Americans now oppose giving President Obama a second term, reflecting the country's continued weak economic performance, according to the latest IBD/TIPP survey released Monday.  —  By 51%-41%, respondents in October picked …
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
The backlash against the rich  —  The context for Occupy Wall Street …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Netflix Abandons Plan to Rent DVDs on Qwikster  —  Updated Abandoning a break-up plan it announced last month, Netflix said Monday morning that it had decided to keep its DVD-by-mail and online streaming services together under one name and one Web site.  —  The company admitted that it had moved …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Qwikster Is Gonester: Netflix Kills Its DVD-Only Business Before Launch  —  Qwikster, we never knew ya: Netflix has killed its plans to turn its DVD service into a separate business.  —  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings delivered the news via a blog post this morning, reversing a decision he announced via a blog post three weeks ago.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Perry Campaign Works to Smooth Out Flaws  —  SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Gov. Rick Perry of Texas struggled through his first three debates, so his aides have staged practice sessions, complete with a stand-in for Mitt Romney.  He has stirred outrage among conservatives on immigration …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
DNC website mocks Romney flip-flops  —  The Democratic National Committee launched ‘’ Monday, a site that offers visitors a multiple choice quiz on Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney's positions on various campaign issues.  —  Users can choose from seemingly different positions …
Fred Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
How TV Debates Have Changed the Race
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Recession Officially Over, U.S. Incomes Kept Falling  —  WASHINGTON — In a grim sign of the enduring nature of the economic slump, household income declined more in the two years after the recession ended than it did during the recession itself, new research has found.
Mj Lee / The Politico:
Report: Post-recession income falls
Discussion: blogs
Egypt Christians mourn dead after clashes kill 25  —  (Reuters) - Egyptian Christians mourned their dead and berated the army on Monday after at least 25 people were killed when troops crushed a protest about an attack on a church in the worst violence since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
New York Times:
Church Protests in Cairo Turn Deadly
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Israel Matzav
Washington Post:
From Elizabeth Warren, the proper case for liberalism  —  It's not often that a sound bite from a Democratic candidate gets so under the skin of my distinguished colleague George F. Will that he feels moved to quote it in full and then devote an entire column to refuting it.  This is instructive.
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Help wanted  —  Reader Greg Farrell writes to point out what he found on Craigslist.  It's an ad from the Working Families Party looking to hire protesters for Wall Street and offering $350-650 a week, depending on responsibility and length of time on staff: FIGHT TO HOLD WALL STREET ACCOUNTABLE NOW!
Ralph Benko /
Harvard Elite Writing New Constitution- with the Tea Party  —  Last week the unthinkable happened.  While you were distracted by the banal and only marginally important presidential primaries, the lion, Harvard Law School, publicly lay down with the lamb, the Tea Party Patriots.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Tony Perkins: Ron Paul victory not ‘reflective’ of social issues voters  —  Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council downplayed GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) win in the organization's Values Voter Summit straw poll saying the vote did not reflect social conservative support for his candidacy.
New York Times:
The Myth of Voter Fraud  —  It has been a record year for new legislation designed to make it harder for Democrats to vote — 19 laws and two executive actions in 14 states dominated by Republicans, according to a new study by the Brennan Center for Justice.
Alana Semuels / Los Angeles Times:
Obama's job-creation panel includes job-cutting executives  —  On the president's team of business and labor advisors are the heads of several companies that have reduced workforces while posting record profits.  —  In another public demonstration of concern about the struggling economy …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and
Boston Globe:
Whitey in exile  —  It is a portrait of the gangster as a grumpy old man, hunkered down in a Santa Monica flat with his girlfriend.  Neighbors liked them, but no one got close — or, rather, almost no one.  And that was their undoing.  —  At least a twice a day, Carol Gasko would crouch …
New York Times:
Scientists' Analysis Disputes F.B.I. Closing of Anthrax Case  —  A decade after wisps of anthrax sent through the mail killed 5 people, sickened 17 others and terrorized the nation, biologists and chemists still disagree on whether federal investigators got the right man and whether the F.B …
Discussion: emptywheel and Prairie Weather
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Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Thomas Sargent, Nobel Laureate
Discussion: Real Time Economics and NPR Blogs
John Harwood / The Caucus:
In Washington, Everyone Seems Mad at Teammates
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
NPR prepares for a new reality
New York Times:
For Perry, Texas Roots Include Racial Backdrop
Christine McConville / Boston Herald:
‘Occupy’ protesters branch out
New York Post:
Aimless Obama walks alone
Discussion: Hot Air
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Steve Jobs / The Daily Beast:
Is Romney the Next Kerry?
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Huntsman will call to refocus defense in foreign policy speech
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and GOP 12
Jim Michaels / USA Today:
U.S. officials: Libya may have lost anti-aircraft missiles
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
Secret Orders Target Email
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Free Texting Apps Are Threat to Wireless Carriers
Jennifer H. Cunningham / NY Daily News:
Barack Obama supporters stage Harlem Tea Party in support of president's re-election bid
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