Reason Morning Links


• Jack Shafer on the Maureen Dowd plagiarism kerfuffle.

• South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford self-identifies as a libertarian, scolds Sen. Lindsey Graham for mocking them.

• Recount of the arrest of the Motorhome Diaries crew in Jones County, Mississippi.

• U.S. Copyright Office implements new system to speed up process, ends up taking three times as long to approve applications.

• Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley move to repay TARP money.

• U.S. Supreme Court narrowly rejects lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft, FBI Director Robert Mueller by man who says he was detained and beaten shortly after September 11 because of their policies.

• Facebook shutting down accounts of users with unusual-sounding names. I object.