Well, I don’t know about you, but the Ides of March were fairly uneventful for me. I was smart, though — I stayed away from the Senate, even though I had received no note from Artemidorus. Here’s what did happen today:
- Fire Reignites at Troubled Reactor; Japanese Struggle to Gain Control (NYT) — That pretty much states that part of the drama — the part that’s still happening. Meanwhile, there are some sobering stories about the profound effects of what’s already happened, such as this one from the NYT and this one in the WashPost. But for something a little brighter, here’s a good-news story about the Chinese response.
- Buyers Creep In Amid Broad Market Tumult (WSJ) — Just in case you thought all the negative effects were over there. Japan is really shaking up world markets.
- Gadhafi Forces Push Libyan Rebels to Brink (WSJ) — While the world is largely distracted…
- Two killed in Bahrain violence despite martial law (BBC) — And this one continues to worry me, with Saudi troops in the country and people getting killed as Bahrainis protest… Getting way scarier than in the pictures I’ve shown you from before the Saudis went in.
- House again refuses to increase state workers’ insurance costs (thestate.com) — Probably haven’t heard the end of that, though.
- SCANA undeterred by Japanese nuclear failures (CRBR) — I keep meaning to write a post on this topic, and I’ve been collecting some string on it, but haven’t gotten to it yet. I will. Far too soon to conclude anything, of course, but it’s obviously an important Energy Party topic right now.