Reason Morning Links: Trump's Plans, Desert Mercs, GOP Donors for Gay Marriage


  • The Army Corps of Engineers floods Cajun country.
  • In America today, a decision to renew Celebrity Apprentice qualifies as election news.
  • Newt Gingrich endorses a health insurance mandate, calls Paul Ryan's proposed cuts "right-wing social engineering."
  • Socially liberal Republicans fund a campaign to legalize gay marriage in New York.
  • If the Arab Spring comes to the U.A.E., the founder of Blackwater will have a mercenary army ready to fight it.
  • Border incidents in Israel and India in the same weekend. Whee.

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