Reason Morning Links: Birth Control, Oysters, and Other Restricted Items


• Barack Obama calls for a $50 billion bailout of state and local governments.

• Five New Orleans cops and ex-cops are indicted for a Katrina killing.

• New Jersey launches a war on oysters.

• Americans say they've uncovered almost a trillion dollars' worth of untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan.

• The FDA considers a more reliable form of emergency contraception.

• Iceland's parliament votes unanimously to legalize gay marriage.

• More war clouds gather in Iran and Korea.