WaPo has a scary piece on how Big Brother is watching us under the guise of the war on terra

Las Vegas Sun has a story on children as victims of recession. Take hart, little ones, those who created this are laughing all the way to the bank!

LA Times writes about another cat food commission idea to screw everyone so the rich can profit more: the mortgage tax deduction

In NY, the formerly celebrated 9.11 responders still wait for health care

and for a happier note, not early Christmas but right on Yule, Winter Solstice – a spectacular moon eclipse (it’s tonight!)