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Breakfast Links: August 17, 2011

— Scott Sumner is a Romney man.

— Some Illinois hospitals at risk of losing nonprofit status if they don’t step up.

— Rick Perry calls for Department of Homeland Security to start using drones to monitor the Texas-Mexico border, unaware that this has been happening for six years under two presidents.

— Rick Perry has been the governor of Texas throughout the life of the border drone program.

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— Capital Bikeshare will expand to Montgomery County.

— California High Speed Rail, very expensive, but not clearly more expensive than the alternatives.

— The EU is shambling toward fiscal integration.

— The difficulty of assessing civilian casualty deaths from airstrikes in Pakistan.

— Saving the European project without fiscal union.