Bet you thought you’d never see another one. Well, I like to defy expectations, so here’s your top news at this hour:
- Greek deadlock heightens fears of full Europe crisis (WashPost) — And so we all watch with bated breath, especially if we are named Barack Obama — since this is the one thing most likely to mess up his re-election chances, totally beyond his ability to do anything about it. Of course, if Europe goes down the tubes, it will pretty much suck for the rest of us, too.
- Brown Asks Californians to Choose: Cuts or Taxes (WSJ) — Meanwhile, news from another failed state. No, really, I just like to check in now and then to see what’s happening with the original Gov. Moonbeam. Which I mean in a nice way — I’ve always liked Jerry Brown, and here we have him bravely trying to manage the unmanageable. In case you can’t read this version on account of the WSJ pay wall, here’s the NYT version.
- Bus service cutbacks go into effect (thestate.com) — Most riders knew about the changes, which were brought about by our ongoing failure to fund a decent transit system.
- Paul Ends Active Campaigning for Presidency (NYT) — You know what this means, don’t you? It means that from now on, when we type, “Mitt Romney, the last GOP presidential candidate left standing,” we won’t have to add, “except, you know, for Ron Paul. If you count him.”
- Algorithms: Ever-Growing, All-Knowing Path To Future (NPR) — Thought you might find this a fun read. Of course, I won’t be all that impressed with the power of algorithms until Netflix starts doing a better job of predicting which movies I’ll like.
- Brooks to learn of hacking charges (Guardian) — OK, this story isn’t that important, I just wanted an excuse to link to you pictures of that incredible head of red hair. Boudica lives!