"Breakfast Links: August 12, 2011"
— Republican debate strains some facts.
— The mysterious church construction bust.
— When’s the last time the US was a policy innovator?
— Hamid Karzai begs suicide bombers to stop hiding bombs in turbans.
— D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation looks a lot like a slush fund for City Council members.
— Auctioning public parking spaces.
— Why not charge higher taxes on alcohol instead of spending taxpayer money to subsidize non-licensed businesses?
— Mail volume has dropped 20 percent over the past four years. And how much of the remainder is junk?