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7:50 PM ET, November 19, 2011

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Crank / UCDavis Bicycle Barricade:
Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi  —  I am a junior faculty member at UC Davis.  I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, and I teach in the Program in Critical Theory and in Science & Technology Studies.  I have a strong record of research, teaching, and service.
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James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Pepper-Spray Brutality at UC Davis  —  See numerous UPDATES below.  —  In case you haven't yet seen the YouTube footage of what happened yesterday at UC Davis, here it is.  The first minute has the main drama:  —  Let's stipulate that there are legitimate questions of how to balance …
Producer Rob / CBS Sacramento:
Police Defend Use Of Force On ‘Occupy UC Davis’  —  DAVIS (CBS13) - Law enforcement officials defended the tactics used Friday to dismantle an encampment set up by “Occupy Wall Street” sympathizers on the UC Davis quad, a raid that drew accusations of excessive force from students …
Davis Faculty Association:
DFA Board Calls for Katehi's Resignation  —  The DFA Board calls for the immediate resignation of Chancellor Katehi.  The Chancellor's authorization of the use of police force to suppress the protests by students and community members speaking out on behalf of our university …
Jason Cherkis / The Huffington Post:
UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Seated Students In Occupy Dispute (VIDEO) (UPDATE) … Video , Linda P.B. Katehi , Pepper Spray , University Of California , University Of California Davis , Occupy Davis , Occupy Wall Street , Occupy Wall Street Protest , Police , Police Brutality , Protests , Business News
Peter Moskos / Washington Monthly:
Dumb-ass Training and the U.C. Davis Pepper Spray Incident: Thoughts From an Ex-cop.  —  Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Delicious  —  This UC Davis pepper-spray incident from yesterday, in which campus police sprayed a group of protesting “Occupy” students who were sitting on the ground, was just brought to my attention.
chancellor.ucdavis.edu:
Chancellor creates task force to review Friday's incident  —  Dear Member of the UC Davis Community:  —  Yesterday was not a day that would make anyone on our campus proud; indeed the events of the day need to guide us forward as we try to make our campus a better place of inquiry, debate, and even dissent.
Linda P.B. Katehi / chancellor.ucdavis.edu:
Chancellor addresses Friday's removal of tents from the Quad  —  To UC Davis Campus Community:  —  I am writing to tell you about events that occurred Friday afternoon at UC Davis relating to a group of protestors who chose to set up an encampment on the quad Thursday as part of a week …
Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Police Attack Peaceful UC Davis Students With Pepper Spray
Discussion: Associated Press and US Politics
The Aggie:
Protesters face off with UC Davis campus police
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ABL / Balloon Juice:
Police Pepper Spray #OWS Student Protestors Directly in their Faces at Occupy Davis
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Up with Chris Hayes / msnbc.com:
Exclusive: Lobbying Firm's Memo Spells Out Plan to Undermine Occupy Wall Street (VIDEO)  —  (crossposted from MSNBC's “Open Channel” blog)  —  A well-known Washington lobbying firm with links to the financial industry has proposed an $850,000 plan to take on Occupy Wall Street and politicians …
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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Romney Shifts in Iowa, Playing to Win Quickly  —  DES MOINES — The answer to one of the great lingering questions about the Republican presidential race has suddenly turned up here along Ingersoll Avenue, where Mitt Romney's Iowa campaign headquarters is opening for business.
Discussion: Iowa Caucuses and The Caucus
Paul Krugman:
Incredible Europeans  —  I had some hopes for Mario Draghi; he has just done his best to kill those hopes.  In his view, it's all about credibility, defined thusly: … Unbelievable.  Right now, the ECB has too much credibility on the inflation front; the spread between German nominal …
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
The Palinization of the GOP  —  The headline on Democratic strategist Paul Begala's recent Newsweek essay dodged subtlety: “The Stupid Party.”  —  “Republicans used to admire intelligence.  But now they're dumbing themselves down,” was the subhead.  —  Democrats couldn't agree more.
New York Times:
‘Near Poor’: Not Quite in Poverty, but Still Struggling  —  WASHINGTON — They drive cars, but seldom new ones.  They earn paychecks, but not big ones.  Many own homes.  Most pay taxes.  Half are married, and nearly half live in the suburbs.  None are poor, but many describe themselves as barely scraping by.
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
The do-nothing plan: now worth $7.1 trillion  —  In the past, I've talked about the “do-nothing plan” for deficit reduction: Congress heads home to spend more time with their campaign contributors, and the Bush tax cuts automatically expire, the 1997 Balanced Budget Act's scheduled Medicare cuts kick in …
Financial Times:
Investors move to price in euro split  —  The eurozone infection this week moved decisively from the periphery of the continent to its core.  —  Many investors are no longer just fretting about the possibility of a default here or there.  They are now starting to worry about the chances of the euro itself breaking up.
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New York Times:
Lenders Flee Debt of European Nations and Banks
 
 
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