I just went two days without one of these to see if y’all would miss one. Nobody said anything. So what? I’m going to do this one anyway:
- South Carolina’s unemployment rate drops to 11% (CRBT) — So that’s like, what? The fourth month in a row it’s dropped? And most states posted gains in jobs. So what’s our narrative here? The stimulus worked? Mark Sanford’s brilliant performance as an economic developer is paying off? It will be interesting to see what Nikki Haley and Vincent Sheheen have to say about how to build on this.
- BP Moves Hayward to Lesser Role in Spill Response (NYT) — Looks like he’s got his life back, huh? I feel so much better. Meanwhile, the Brits are ticked because Congress was so beastly to him.
- Hopes dim of reaching trapped Colombia miners (BBC) — Never ceases to fascinate me how I have to check with British media to know what’s happening in the Americas.
- U.S. Rallies For 2-2 Draw Vs. Slovenia (NPR) — Hey, I’m just putting it here because the rest of the world thinks the World Cup is such a big deal.
- Drug for Sexual Desire Disorder Rejected by Panel (NYT) — Guess we’ll have to fall back on the traditional remedy, booze. I wonder what this is going to do to Spanish Fly futures?
- Lennon’s A Day in the Life lyrics sell for $1.2m (BBC) — “I read the news today, oh boy… nobody was really sure if the bidder’d lost his mind…”