OK, here we go again, y’all:
- U.S. Readies Military Options on Libya (NYT) — Nobody else is leading with this at this hour, but they should be. And we, as in the United States, should be doing this as well — getting our forces into position. Meanwhile, “U.S. freezes $30 billion in Libya government assets.” Basically, we’re getting set to drop a DIME on ol’ Looney Tunes.
- Pro-Gadhafi Forces Attempt Raids on East (WSJ) — Pro-Gadhafi forces? You mean, there are still… Oh, yeah — well, good thing for Moammar there’s such a thing as mercenaries, huh? Meanwhile, the BBC reports that Gaddafi says ‘all my people love me’. They do? Oh, well, then… never mind. I was thinking he was in trouble…
- Obama makes concession on health law (WashPost) — At first, it sounds like the worst possible concession: “Obama said he would approve of allowing states to opt out of the Affordable Care Act by 2014…,” but then I read the rest of the sentence: “… if they could offer health-care coverage for as many people as they would under the law and not increase the deficit.” No chance of South Carolina even thinking about doing anything like that, so whew.
- Fluor, Savannah River Nuclear invest $1.5M in USC (CRBR) — Apparently, Big Bidness believes in South Carolina’s endowed chairs, even though the Legislature doesn’t these days.
- BCBS renews contract, saves 900+ jobs (thestate.com) — And what, pray tell, is saving those private-sector jobs in our area. Why, it’s a gummint-run health plan. You know, the thing that we keep hearing will be the ruination of America…
- Last American WWI veteran dies at 110 (WashPost) — Thus does an era end. Actually, that era ended before I was born. I suppose Mr. Buckles’ passing is, in the historical sense, a long-delayed postscript to an era.