Reason Morning Links: Newspapers Out of Black Ink, Obama's All Ears, Treatment-Oriented Drug Czar


• Wall Street Journal poll of 49 economists finds low marks for Obama, Geithner handling of the economy.

• Obama's drug czar nominee signals the administration will approach the drug war with an emphasis on treatment over incarceration.

• Which large American city will be the first without a major daily newspaper?

• Europe debates castration for sex offenders.

• Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) first state leader to reject portion of stimulus funds.

• Omnibus spending bill Obama just signed included a record 8,500 earmarks, including some inserted by his own chief of staff.