Monday morning talkers: An attack on free speech

On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.


• A crackdown on free speech: China imprisons writers, bloggers critical of government, including country's most famous artist. (Washington Post) 

• Free speech run amok: Koran-burning pastor feels no responsibility for deaths in Afghanistan. (ABC News) 

• Newspapers to the rescue! Workers using shredded newspaper to try to stop radiation leak in Japan. (Telegraph) 

• Samantha Power the next secretary of state? (Irish Central) 

• Worse than Libya? 1,000 found dead in Ivory Coast. (Telegraph) 

• Lost Springs, Wyo., population: 4. (AP) 

• BP to resume deep-water drilling in Gulf. (MSNBC) 

• Huckabee wins GOP straw poll in South Carolina. (Politco) 

• 'Kennedys' TV show is 'forgettable.' (The Atlantic) 

Quote of the Day: 

"Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war," Sen. Lindsey Graham on CBS' “Face the Nation” Sunday


• State lawmakers could miss budget deadlines. (Baltimore Sun) 

• Medical use of marijuana might be an acceptable legal defense under proposed bill. (Baltimore Sun)

• Drive around a school bus? You might be on camera. (Washington Post)  


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