Virtual Front Page, Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sorry there was no “page” yesterday. I was in a rush to go home and go to the movies for our anniversary. Here’s what we have today:

  1. Obama calls on Syria’s Assad to resign (WashPost) — Taking it to another level… I mean, we’ve kinda always wanted him to go, right? It was just considered impolite, undiplomatic, to say so… The BBC has a slightly different, more cosmopolitan, take on the same development: World leaders call on Assad to go.
  2. Obama Administration Shifts Focus On Deportations (NPR) — I expect we’ll be hearing a lot about this: “Justice officials won’t target people who are here illegally but have done nothing else wrong.” Makes sense to me, as a way of focusing resources — but maybe not to Doug.
  3. Stock Selloff Hammers Blue Chips (WSJ) — The problem today, or part of the problem today, is that “(t)he U.S. economy is showing new signs of fatigue, depressing financial markets, discouraging consumers and unsettling businesses.”
  4. Russian democracy, dead at 20 (WashPost) — Obviously an analysis rather than a news story, but a very provocative headline, mimicking the style of a news hed. And an important topic.
  5. Bachmann criticizes Obama’s action on Syria (AP) — I’m just including this because it happened here, a couple of blocks from my office, and I missed it! Ticks me off. I’ve got to get on that email list…
  6. Barnes & Noble Gets $204 Million Investment (WSJ) — This makes me happy, because my favorite leisuretime activity is to go there and drink coffee while browsing.

4 thoughts on “Virtual Front Page, Thursday, August 18, 2011

  1. bud

    The DOT story (inability to pay it’s bills) is pretty important. Another example of the complete failure of The State. This was broken by the Post and Courier. Seriously what is going on on Shop Road?

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