1. TNC on the problem with cops in America.
2. Could the world go back on the gold standard?
3. Krugman on how we're heading for a lost decade.
4. Steve Waldman has a great post on how people like Krugman shouldn't cede the moral high ground, ever.
5. James Fallows on clean coal in the Atlantic. Let's hope the Chinese can figure it out, because America sure won't.