Reason Morning Links: A Drilling Freeze, a Slush Fund, and a Rumor of War


– North Korean official: "a war may break out any moment."

– As efforts to contain the BP oil leak continue, the feds halt all new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

– The U.S. prepares to spend $100 million on a Special Operations HQ in Afghanistan, with construction to start around the time the drawdown of troops is scheduled to begin.

– Apparently, if you go on a Jew-hunting excursion for Richard Nixon, people just might hold it against you.

– The leadership PAC as self-perpetuating slush fund.