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Daily Links – March 19, 2012

Today is March 19th. On this date in 2003, President George Bush announced that American and coalition forces were “in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger.” Also on this date in 2011, President Obama failed to address the nation about the beginning of operations in Libya. On this date in 1931, Nevada legalized gambling. It took a while for people to find out, because what happens in Vegas … And finally, Wyatt Earp was born on this date in 1848. It is said that on the day he died in 1929, epic mustaches the world over cried out in anguish. Consider this an open thread.

Walker 1, unions 0. | Beloit Daily News
“And if union leaders from other districts want to interfere with that process in a way that could hurt kids and cost jobs, all to keep Walker from claiming ‘victory,’ that’s a bad thing.”

NYPD investigating apparent Occupy threat | New York Daily News
“Police are investigating an apparent Occupy Wall St. protester’s online threat to kill cops.”

Media Matters Boasts To Al-Jazeera: Obama Mistreated Netanyahu | Big Peace
“Rosenberg asserts that the President of the United States intentionally mistreated the Prime Minister of Israel to “send signals” to the Arab world.”

Export-Import Bank’s damage to American firms | George Will
“She studies trade policy at the libertarian Cato Institute, and her report “Time to X Out the Ex-Im Bank” illustrates how corporate welfare metastasizes as government tries to rectify the inevitable inequities of its constantly multiplying favoritisms.”

Why I would rather have Romney than Santorum | Liz Mair
“To put it kindly, I have major issues with both of them.”

Today’s Word of the Day comes via Wordsmith.org, and has two very oddly different definitions.
doxy (DOK-see): noun 1. A mistress or a promiscuous woman. 2. Opinion or doctrine.

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