Counterparties

By Felix Salmon
July 16, 2011
Slate

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Half of Gingrich’s campaign debt is owed to Moby Dick Airways — Daily Caller

Les Hinton’s memo & resignation letters — All Things D

Why is Fortune adding Tiger Woods’s divorce costs to his mortgage? Wouldn’t he have used the latter to pay the former? — Fortune

“Maybe the debt ceiling was the wrong place to pick a fight” — Sen. Bob Corker — Think Progress

24,000 Pentagon files stolen in major cyber breach — WaPo

The new, green, downright sassy East River Waterfront Esplanade — Curbed

Twitter drives 4 times as much traffic as you think it does — Awe.sm

Michael Wolff Knows Nothing About Baseball. Just Ask Him! — All Things D

“Inordinately proud of their own work, newspapers and cable news networks tend to lard their home pages with copy produced in their own shops” — Slate

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4 comments so far

On the one hand, you can see how senior Republicans are wincing at the thought of falling on the blade that they built. On the other hand, they’re still spewing out their dogmatic rhetoric and have set themselves up to vote for Cut Cap and Balance.

As the deadline draws near, they will realize that they painted themselves into a corner. Let America find out that the big, fat elephant is naked, and get this ridiculous debate settled.

Posted by GRRR | Report as abusive

Old Possum was right: “Not with a bang but a whimper.”

Posted by golew | Report as abusive

Maybe the Pentagon hackers will find out what happened to the trillions unaccounted for.

“According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions…” Rumsfeld admitted.

Posted by hsvkitty | Report as abusive

the Fortune reporter was given a conclusion: “Tiger Woods is running out of money” – and asked to backfill facts to prove it.

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