Reason Morning Links: Debt, Flu, and Blackwater


• Congress may raise the debt ceiling by as much as $1.8 trillion.

• Blackwater's involvement in CIA operations went much deeper than previously believed.

• Danish police prepare for the Copenhagen climate conference by raiding protesters' rooms and preemptively seizing their property.

• Goldman Sachs responds to public criticism by restructuring its bonuses, though not necessarily in a way that makes a significant difference.

• Tip: You might not want to trust the Federal Trade Commission with your private financial data.

• It's official: Swine flu has been much less destructive than experts expected. Which is good, given that one out of six Americans has had it.