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How to Measure a Storm’s Fury One Breakfast at a Time (WSJ)
Disaster pros look to ‘Waffle House Index'; state of the menu gives clue to damage.
Eric and Irene (NYT)
Representative Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, wants any aid for Hurricane Irene victims to be offset by cuts in other spending. He had other ideas in 2004 when Tropical Storm Gaston hit his state.
Rich Lifestyles of the GOP’s Starve-the-Poor Presidential Candidates (AlterNet)
With housing foreclosures at an all-time high, the top tier of Republican presidential candidates are living high on the hog.
One in 25 Business Leaders May be a Psychopath, Study Finds (The Guardian)
Psychopaths use charm and manipulation to achieve success in the workplace, according to a US study.
The Black Hole of 9/11 (Foreign Policy)
As we assess the legacy of the 10th anniversary of America’s seminal terrorist attack, it’s worth looking at 10 events from the past decade that have actually been more important.
Save the Hammer for the Man – Tom Morello