Your Virtual Front Page, Friday, March 4, 2011

One more of these, and the week is over:

  1. Gaddafi fights back in key city (BBC) — Heavy casualties are reported in Zawiya. The WashPost describes it this way: Gaddafi loyalists unleash fiercest attack yet.
  2. Egypt’s PM vows democratic change (BBC) — Here’s hoping he delivers. And that the democracy is of the liberal sort. We’ve seen enough of the other kind around the world in the last couple of decades.
  3. At least 50 African Union peacekeepers dead in Somalia clashes (WashPost) — You know, this probably won’t make anybody else’s front, but it bears watching as yet another powder-keg we’re going to have to deal with at some point. Again. Oh, and for my isolationist friends who consider this none of our business, I ask you to tell that to these murdered Americans. The Somalian pirate situation is a direct outgrowth of the continued slide of Somalia into chaos after we pulled out in 1993.
  4. Job Market Rebounds, Led by Private Growth (WSJ) — Some of y’all already hashed this out this morning back on yesterday’s Virtual Front Page post, but it’s still a front-page story today, so here it is. Here’s an explainer to go with it.
  5. Haley to grade legislators (The State) — This is old now, but I just thought I’d put it on the front anyway so I could say, “What the…?” Our young governor’s presumption knows no bounds.
  6. He couldn’t escape the little lady (thestate.com) — This is an oldie, too, but still a talker. This guy was 21, over six feet tall and not overweight, and he couldn’t outrun a 5-foot, 32-year-old woman? The remarkable thing isn’t that she shot him; it’s that she ran him down on foot — twice. But you’ve gotta be tough to work for Leon. And America’s youth really needs to start working out…

1 thought on “Your Virtual Front Page, Friday, March 4, 2011

  1. Burl Burlingame

    I saw Haley on one of the Sunday shows a week or so ago, and my initial impression was that she is both defensively overbearing and snotty. My wife just said, what an a-hole.

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