Breakfast Links: August 26, 2011

Meaningful differences between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.

— Hurricane collision with New York City would be an expensive catastrophe.

— A defense of Rick Perry’s higher education reforms.

— $400 to fix an 8 year-old refrigerator and you can buy a new fridge for $493.20 these days.


— The future of journalism — cars can run on recycled newspaper.

— Travis Waldron gets ready to launch the ThinkProgress fashion vertical.

“So what can be done now? Probably nothing.” I disagree, but I enjoy a good dose of bracing pessimism.

— Neighbors not excited about construction of new immigrant detention centers.

— Prime Minister Naoto Kan resigns.