I’ve been remiss the last couple of days, but here’s one more front before the week ends:
- Dow Climbs Above 11000 (WSJ) — Yay, economy! For once. Meanwhile, the dollar continues to plummet — just as I’m planning a trip to England. Again, my sense of market timing is impeccable.
- Largest U.S. Bank Halts Foreclosures in All States (NYT) — The bank built by Bennettsville boy (say that five times) Hugh McColl leads the way on another promising sign. In less happy news, but a development that should absolutely thrill Nikki Haley, Mark Sanford and our other anti-gummint friends, “Employment Picture Dims as Government Cuts Back.”
- China angry at dissident’s Nobel (BBC) — Yeah, well, ya see, China — y’all are the bad guys on this. As Austin Powers would say, “It’s Freedom, Baby — yeah!”
- Despite U.S. Apologies, Pakistan Blocks Supply Route (NPR) — It’s horrible that we killed a couple of Pakistan’s people, and I know I’m going to catch it from my more peaceful friend, but I can’t help thinking: If Pakistan isn’t going to deal with al Qaeda and the Taliban, it would really help if it would get its people out of the way so that we can.
- Chile miners should be reached ‘within hours’ (BBC) — But it’ll still be at least next week before they can be pulled out.
- Why SC will beat No.1 Alabama (thestate.com) — A little something for your sports fans. Ron Morris, for once, agrees with something Lou Holtz says.