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Is ‘X-Men: First Class’ the Love Story of Professor X and Magneto? (Alternet)
“X-Men: First Class” is a prequel to the three X-Men movies of the past decade. But does it reveal something new about familiar characters?
Medicare Saves Money (NYT)
It should cover more people, not fewer.
Going for Broken (NYT)
The glorious ruins of the Erie Canal.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s War On Craft Beer (ThinkProgress)
Tucked into Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s (R) much-discussed budget was a little-noticed provision to overhaul the state’s regulation of the beer industry. In a state long associated with beer, the provision will make it much more difficult for the Wisconsin’s burgeoning craft breweries to operate and expand their business by barring them from selling directly to restaurants and liquor stores, and preventing them from selling their own product onsite.
E Street Band Saxophonist Clarence Clemons has Suffered a Stroke (Rolling Stone)
“Rolling Stone” confirms reports that Clarence Clemons has had a stroke. The news broke this evening at 411.com, which reported that Clemons is “seriously ill after a stroke at his home in Florida.”
Erie Canal – Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band