Reason Morning Links: Swine Flu Panic, Regulation Revelations, and More Asset Forfeiture?


• Welcome to post-bailout America, where various federal agencies have replaced board rooms in fighting over how to salvage a failed company.

• Two former federal prosecutors argue in the NY Times for expanded use of asset forfeiture.

• Swine flu panic spreads. Actual swine flu spreads too, though much less rapidly.

• Bea Arthur, RIP. To borrow from Andrew Breitbart's Twitter feed, may she be remembered for more than being the target of the greatest joke ever told.

• "Perhaps one of the biggest mainstream business media cliches is the surprising discovery that industry leaders often favor regulation of their industry."

• Americans aren't necessarily less religious, they're just changing religions.

• Do conservatives know that Colbert is joking?