Breakfast Links: September 26, 2011

— Price of gold plummeting, a reminder that a gold standard is no guarantee that your currency will never decline in value.

— Gay rights groups continue to be impressively tenacious.

— Two die at U.S. embassy shooting in Kabul.

— Israel to pay out $430,000 in compensation to Palestinian family whose daughter was killed by an IDF rubber bullet.

— Campaign finance deregulation giving new opportunities to labor unions.

— Expert roundup on Vladimir Putin’s plans to return to the presidency of Russia.

— Spencer Ackerman’s proposed Putin campaign soundtrack.

— Bringing more women into science.