— Senate GOP blocks disaster relief bill.
— A better presidential debate Nirvana reference would have been “Negative Creep”—daddy’s little girl ain’t a girl no more—for critics of Rick Perry’s Gardasil position.
— The real story here seems to be that Perry’s former chief of staff went to work as a lobbyist for Merck, thus accidentally leading Perry to a correct policy view.
— Self-identified Republicans and self-identified conservatives like Social Security just fine.
— On Ponzi schemes.
— New roles for women in Libya.
— Bibi Netanyahu doesn’t seem to want Israel to have any allies.
— The world’s biggest employers.
— Susan Rice says a Palestinian declaration of independence would be a mistake but what’s the alternative.