Kind of a mushy news day, but some interesting stuff:
- GlaxoSmithKline ‘guilty of fraud’ (BBC) — Not usually the sort of thing I’d lead with, but it’s about the hardest news going.
- Peña Nieto: Mexicans have given party a second chance (The Guardian) — Yep, I had to look to a British publication for well-played coverage of the election in the country that shares a huge and porous border with ours. As usual.
- US Justice Department again nixes SC voter ID law (AP) — And so it is that more human energy is wasted on this more or less pointless battle between the parties.
- Experts find ‘God particle’ … sort of (AP) — Scientists expected to say they’ve found evidence of the particle, even if they haven’t seen the particle itself. Sounds kind of like the scientific equivalent of seeing a burning bush. Or something. I’m not the one to explain it.
- Romney campaign, at odds with GOP, says mandate is not a tax (WashPost) — This is the freakiest development of the day. Essentially, Romney’s campaign is agreeing with Obama, and refusing to go along with the gathering Republican consensus on the Excuse of the Day for hating Obamacare.
- Anderson Cooper says he’s gay (NYT) — I’m sort in an SDII position on this one, in that I only halfway know who Anderson Cooper is (I knew he was a TV guy with white hair). Frankly, I thought the reason he gave in this report for not talking about his sexuality ere now a good one. But nobody’s asking me.