— Why are so many electronics companies so bad at naming their products?
— Florence + The Machine, “What The Water Gave Me”.
— Mario Monti officially in as Italian Prime Minister.
— U.S. and Australia reach accord to permanently station Marines Down Under, presumably to counter China.
— Syrian military defectors attack a military base.
— Via Scott Lemieux, you can’t get a McRib in Europe because it contains Azodicarbonamide which is “most commonly used in the manufacturing of foam gym mats and the soles of shoes.”
— CBO says Democrats jobs plans would create more jobs than the GOP alternatives.
— Newt Gingrich wants to get rid of the CBO.