Breakfast Links: August 16, 2012
Post by dane101 on 8/16/2012 6:00am
Today is August 16, 2012. On this date in 1963, Congo's president Fulbert Youlou was overthrown following the "Trois Glorieuses." What started as a protest rally turned violent when soldiers fired on the crowd.
* MJS [paywall]: Ongoing John Doe probe of Walker aides reaches state level
* Progressive: "With his narrow victory on Tuesday, Tommy Thompson proved that neither the national tea party organization, nor a rich opponent, nor a year of relentless attacks by the Club for Growth associating him with ObamaCare could overcome old-style, hail-fellow-well-met politics in Wisconsin."
* GB: 'Let that sink in; less than half of all adults have even heard of the controversy surrounding voter ID laws. That is beyond awful. That's journalistic malpractice on an epic scale. You can't even blame the media's weak he said/she said approach to reporting, because the American public doesn't even know that "he" and "she" are arguing.'
* WSJ [paywall]: "Some of the biggest wheels in public transportation were in Madison Wednesday to pass out a national prize to officials of Metro Transit, recognizing it as the best in the country for its size."