Reason Morning Links: Violence in Mideast Protests, House Budget Cuts, Machine Beats Man Radley Balko | 2.17.2011 8:35 AM Violent crackdowns on the protests in Bahrain, Libya. House GOP proposes "hundreds" of budget cuts. "Watson" computer beats human Jeopardy! champs. Bipartisan Senate group to tackle budget deficit. Class action suit alleges the Pentagon ignores reports of sexual assault. Radley Balko is a journalist at The Washington Post.