Reason Morning Links: Obama's New Tone, Glenn Beck's Old Tone, Patents as Government-Granted Monopolies


  • The Washington Post thinks last night's speech indicates President Obama is changing his tone in the debt ceiling fight. (Read Peter Suderman's reaction here.) 
  • The IMF weighs in on the debt ceiling debate. 
  • How much does Majority Leader Harry Reid's plan actually save on military spending? 
  • Glenn Beck compares Utoya campers to Hitler Youth.  
  • Several months after Google lost a bidding war for Nortel's patents, Google SVP Kent Walker explains why the company was so disappointed by losing the bidding war to Apple: "We were bidding on the right to stop people from innovating." 
  • Why does the Department of Education hate art schools?

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