The Whip

This stuff has been collecting for a while. So, a Whip link-dump:

First, Civility Watch:
Obama Explains Why Some People Hate Sarah Palin [*1] — He was, of course, talking about himself, but he blunders into the truth nevertheless . . .
Tabitha Hale talks about being assaulted by a hostile union goon[*2]
‘Take ‘Em Down’: Would Saul Alinsky approve of the SEIU’s new anthem? [*3]
Labor brute force rules [*4]
Networks Skip Democratic Congressman’s Call for Union Protesters to ‘Get a Little Bloody’ [*5] And now, presenting: The Koch Konspiracy:
No Retreat, No Surrender [*6]
Koch Executives Speak Out on Wisconsin [*7]
No Word From Eric Lipton [*8]
Koch Industries, Inc. [*9]
Koch Industries, Inc: The Five Dimensions of Market Based Management [*10]
We Now Interrupt This Two-Minute Hate to Bring You an Urgent Message from Emmanuel Goldstein, A.K.A. Charles Koch [*11] — which features this gem: “Do people still read books like Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 and Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea’s Illuminatus!? They’re satires and parodies, folks, not exposes.”

And now, in no special order, the rest of the rest:
The King’s Speech [*12]
Grade Inflation: The more we spend on higher education, the more we spend on higher education. [*13]
The Squeezing of the Middle Class [*14]
A Reverse Piven Strategy? [*15]
The Westerlies Explain The Recent Extreme Winter Weather, Not “Global Warming” [*16]
Social Scientist Sees Bias Within [*17]
Sun exposure, vitamin D linked to MS risk: study [*18] — Or: A Lesson from Reuters in How Not To Write A Headline
Delta Rolls out Premium Economy on Long Haul Flights [*19]
Satellites Capture Astonishing Images of World’s Largest Slums [*20]
Centenary ends nation’s longest losing streak [*21]
Out of Money [*22]
Where are the carriers? [*23]
We need to pick our battles. [*24]
Thucydides Hates “Realists” [*25]
Left-wing legal group snookers Ezra Klein on Voter ID [*26]
Wisconsin Unions vs. The Tea Party: A Classic Double Standard [*27]
The Non-Defense of DOMA [*28]
Why the GOP shouldn’t fear a government shutdown [*29]
American doles out frequent-flier miles on Facebook [*30]
The day of the killed tomatoes [*31]
The Boomers’ Black Swan Song [*32]
Waiting For Reagan [*33]
PJ Tatler Exclusive: Was the U.S. a victim of an economic 9/11 in 2008? [*34]
Cramer: Feels Like Financial Terrorism [*35]
Distribution of Tax Burden by Quintile [*36]
Billions in Bloat Uncovered in Beltway [*37]
The Vanity of the Intellectual [*38]
Hundreds Of Billions In Waste And Duplication Found In Federal Budget The Democrats Swear Can’t Be Touched Without Killing People Or Something [*39]