Breakfast Links: September 13, 2011

— Senate GOP blocks disaster relief bill.

— A better presidential debate Nirvana reference would have been “Negative Creep” — daddy’s little girl ain’t a girl no more — for critics of Rick Perry’s Gardasil position.

— The real story here seems to be that Perry’s former chief of staff went to work as a lobbyist for Merck, thus accidentally leading Perry to a correct policy view.

— Self-identified Republicans and self-identified conservatives like Social Security just fine.


— On Ponzi schemes.

— New roles for women in Libya.

— Bibi Netanyahu doesn’t seem to want Israel to have any allies.

— The world’s biggest employers.

— Susan Rice says a Palestinian declaration of independence would be a mistake but what’s the alternative.