1. Tanks rolled out into the streets of Cairo on Wednesday to quell violence between supporters of Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood and its secular opponents. Nine administration officials have resigned in protest of President Morsi’s suspension of judiciary powers and his handling of the protests.
2. Public debate about our economy has focused on public deficits, taxes, and jobs. But is the cliff we should be worrying about private, not public, debt?
3. Check out The Atlantic’s three part “this year in photos” series.
4. Pot and gay marriage legalization went into effect today in the state of Washington.
5. The U.S. Senate failed to ratify the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, with all 38 votes against it coming from Republicans.
6. Typhoon Bopha has left at least 400 dead and 250,000 homeless in the Philippines.
By: Mike Guisinger
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