One more of these, and the week is over:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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…