- There may be somebody in that suit after all. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama met in their first presidential "debate." Romney came out swinging and scored a clear victory in the after-event polling. Chris Matthews wept.
- Whoever wins the presidency is likely to cost Americans as much as $1.4 billion every year.
- Immigrants, who have long been the engines behind start-up companies in the United States, no longer find this country so attractive.
- For the first time since World War II, Italians are buying more bicycles than cars. Wow! Poverty is good for your health and the environment.
- Turkey and Syria are now exchanging artillery barrages. This usually ends with U.S. Marines paying a visit.
- The ACLU would like the feds to stop being so coy about the mistreatment of detainees. Come on, 'fess up.
- Won't Back Down may be generating political buzz, but it's not selling tickets. The teachers-union-aggaravating film apparently lacks a key element: the ability to entertain.
- For the second time, an alligator has been found in the parking lot of a supermarket in New York. Whatever you do, don't flush it down the toilet!
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