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Well first check out SPK having an adventure in Asia: The Road To Phnom Penh: On Border Crossings and Bus Travel | The Agonist.

He has made it to Thailand where things are quickly going to hell. BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Thai protests shut second airport.

BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Thai crisis exposes class struggle

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Sri Lanka rebel HQ 'to fall soon'

Over in Babel: Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death - NYTimes.com

Latest West Bank settler atrocities: The House of Dispute | The American Prospect: A house in Hebron has become the site of the latest battle over settlements in the West Bank. In a ruling last week, Israel's Supreme Court gave residents three days to clear out voluntarily, or face eviction. Via: TPMCafe | Palestine First, Then Syria & Hebron Settler Outrage

Democrats may play hardball in Pennsylvania - Los Angeles Times

TPMMuckraker | Talking Points Memo | Unnamed GOP Senator Blocking Appointment Of Key Bailout Overseer

The Crypt: Wade claims to have given info on five lawmakers to DOJ - Politico.com

Krugman: Op-Ed Columnist - Lest We Forget - NYTimes.com: A few months ago I found myself at a meeting of economists and finance officials, discussing — what else? — the crisis. There was a lot of soul-searching going on. One senior policy maker asked, “Why didn’t we see this coming?” There was, of course, only one thing to say in reply, so I said it: “What do you mean ‘we,’ white man?”

Awesome. For some reason he keeps getting cooler.

More establishment bullshit, courtesy the DailyKos:

The Arena - Politico's daily debate with policymakers and opinion shapers | Politico.com: Did press bias in favor of Obama constitute, as one prominent journalist says, a major media failure? Do you think it made much difference in the election's outcome?

I like how she fails to note "challenging powerful people" Deborah Howell - Ten Ways to Keep a Newspaper Strong - washingtonpost.com

There's a funny one from Howard Wolfson, who got obsessed with Drudge's bollox: The Screens Issue - Moments That Mattered - NYTimes.com

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