Monday, January 30, 2012

Daily Blend: Monday, January 30, 2012

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  • Excellent essay by Radley Balko on the chilling effect of the war over prescription painkillers on pain patients and the medical community.
    (via @radleybalko)

  • Also, another excellent essay by Adam Gopnik on the U.S.’s vast prison state. (And meanwhile in the Netherlands …)
    (via @ggreenwald)

  • Ed Brayton on the battle of government regulation vs. deregulation (and why the Libertarian idea of a self-correcting “free market” is folly).

  • Phil Plait rips into climate-change-denying articles in the Wall Street Journal and The Daily Mail.

  • If you have any story suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send them in.