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December 17, 2012 5:19 PM Evening Links

By Ryan Cooper

That’s it for today folks, as always, thanks for reading and commenting. Here are some readings for this evening.

1. Bill Moyers compiles a list of lawmakers who are cashing out on their Washington connections.

2. Even Joe Manchin is making mildly pro-gun control noises.

3. Paul Krugman on the Dr. Evil caucus.

4. Foreclosures plummeted in Nevada after a 2011 state law forced banks to prove they actually own a property before foreclosing on it. Naturally, the banks want to repeal the law.

5. Gun control worked in Australia.

6. Filibuster reform is inching closer to passage.

7. Wise thoughts on bottom-up security from Bruce Schneier.


Ryan Cooper is a National Correspondent at The Week, and a former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @ryanlcooper


  • Title Guy on December 17, 2012 9:38 PM:

    Badly worded. The law does not require that banks prove the own the property before then foreclose and own the property. The law requires lenders to prove the have a legal right to foreclose. I suspect what you mean and what the Nevada law may mean is lenders must prove they own the note which is secured by the mortgage or deed of trust.