- Attackers stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul today--the hotel is popular with international visitors. Afghan security forces are fighting to retake the hotel; suicide bombers are believed to be among the attackers. At first blush, the attack reminds this Editor of the attacks in Mumbai in November 2008.
- Expectedly and disappointingly, Lagarde it is. She begins by urging the Greek conservatives to accept the Socialists' austerity plan. The Christian Science Monitor explains the global reach of Greek debt default.
- Libyan rebels continue to make slow but steady progress.
- The Dutch moved a step closer to banning the ritual slaughter of animals required for production of Kosher and Halal meats. This move will assuredly be challenged before the European Court of Human Rights -- this, unlike the Burqa ban and the prohibition of crucifixes in Italian schools, will likely be overturned.
- Harold Koh, State Department Legal Adviser, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today on the Obama administration's view of the U.S. role within NATO's intervention in Libya vis-a-vis the War Powers Act. Robert Chesney summarizes it.
- Jon Stewart does a good job of explaining Fox's success (and, to some extent, the conservative mindset).
- Michele Bachmann wants to lower the minimum wage. No, I'm not kidding.