ICYMI: Fetuses on Facebook, ‘The Spending Is Nuts,’ the Volt and dollar struggle mightily, and…an infield triple?
Your (rapidly becoming weekly) rundown of articles, essays, graphs, etc. from the past several days that are worth a read:
- A long (almost 8,500 words) but captivating and detailed account of the mission that ended with the killing of Osama bin Laden.
- Facebook adds a new option for listing family members on your profile: Your “expected child” still in the womb.
- A squirrel-themed video called “The Spending Is Nuts” won the $100,000 first prize in Power Line’s competition for the creative project that “most effectively and creatively dramatize[s] the significance of the federal debt crisis.”
- The Economist’s man in Atlanta, a D.C. native named Jon Fasman, writes that living here has been a “happy surprise.”
- The head of the Technology Association of Georgia writes that, while “our prowess in technology is still, unfortunately, one of Georgia’s best kept secrets” and that the state still lacks “a plan…to attract and build investment firms” and bring much needed venture capital here.
- One of the founders of Christians for a Sustainable Economy argues, “we don’t need to protect the programs [for the poor]. We need to protect the poor. Indeed, sometimes we need to protect the poor from the programs.”
- The heavily subsidized Chevy Volt is still not selling.
- The dollar is approaching a record low against the yen, as well as most other major currencies, and that’s a bad thing.
- Months after Syria’s Bashar Assad starting killing his own people, the U.N. Security Council finally got past the objections of the BRICs — you know, the countries that are supposedly going to replace America as responsible world leaders — to condemn Damascus. (Although this condemnation does not even rise to the level of furrowed-browness that comes with a resolution.) Assad responded by killing more Syrians.
- And, on the lighter side (unless you’re an Oakland A’s fan): A Seattle Mariner hits an infield triple. No, that’s not a typo.
– By Kyle Wingfield
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