Breakfast Links: October 24, 2011

— Police layoffs in Newburgh, New York.

— The consequences of an obscure recent initiative to ban horse slaughterhouses.

— Cristina Kirchner re-elected in landslide in Argentina.

— Kids should learn how to use and interpret digital information.

— Obama administration eying unilateral executive action to boost the economy.

— “We can say [Iraq] is an ally,” [Former Ambassador Christopher] Hill said, “but an invasion is never a very good basis for forming an alliance.”

— UK Tories somehow stumbling back into party-splitting internal controversies about the EU.

— Defense of weak border enforcement.

— The Chinese didn’t discover America.