Andy's Links - The "Skin that Smoke-Wagon*" Edition, 3/21/2012


Here's what we're following this morning (*what's a "smoke-wagon," you ask?):

AARP back in bed with effort to cut Social Security and Medicare - Naked Capitalism | Sell out your base, cater to monied interests.

Investment manager stands up for Truth and the American Way - Dealbreaker

"The Order of the Star-Spangled Banner" - Jesse's Cafe Americain | History may not repeat, but it sure rhymes.

Super PACs supply millions as GOP race drains the field - New York Times | Reliance on few people with big $$$s = bad news.

Do you trust Uncle Sam? - Sense on Cents

In praise of hedging - Charles Hugh Smith | Risk without backup is stupid risk.

And you wonder why we're broke? - Mother Jones | Everything's a business model. Even war.

Jeffrey Sachs' grab for the World Bank - Counterpunch | Just another Economic Hit-Man.

Still believe the "Money on the Sidelines" myth? - Zero Hedge | Three charts that'll change your tune.

Mossad and CIA concur: Iran is NOT seeking nukes - RT | But prime-time TV said otherwise!