- US Southwest could see 60-year drought: study -- something not seen since the 12th century, according to worst case scenario. Here.
- Military won't release rape records, ACLU says in lawsuit -- rape is rampant in the military but Pentagon won't release records showing how it's handled. Here.
- Regulators exist "to serve the banks," next House finance chairman declares -- what a frigging surprise! Here.
- Think tank: Chances dimming for Patriot Act reform -- in other words, the Obama administration will continue to endorse Bush-era assaults on civil liberties. Here.
- Bush-appointed judge strikes down health insurance mandate. Here.
- Ukraine to open Chernobyl area to tourists in 2011 -- No, this is not a misprint. Here.
- Ex-health insurance exec: "I wined and dined" reporters -- former health insurance public relations exec says "It was so easy for me to get my way." Reporters from the NYT and WSJ and other news outlets. Here.
- Tax deal clears Senate hurdle -- We all knew it was coming, but it still just pisses me off. Here.
- Wall Street sees record revenue -- 2010 set to be the second-biggest ever. Don't it just warm the cockles of your heart, this news? Here.
|Everything's bullish on the Street.|