Breakfast Links: October 11, 2011

— All eyes on Slovakia this morning as we wait to see if their parliament will approve the expansion of the EFSF.

— For the record, Slovakia is the one that used to be part of Czechoslovakia.

Slovenia used to be part of Yugoslavia, is located near Italy, and has better food.

— Harry Reid’s op-ed on Senate procedure.

— Robert Samuelson is a tenured newspaper columnist: “I do not own an iPad, an iPhone, an iPod or a Mac. I abandoned my typewriter only recently. In short, I have not enlisted in the digital revolution….”

— Sims & Sargent’s statistical techniques.

— Market reports are bad news.

— Rick Perry’s fighting chance.