News links for 12 February 2013
College Costs, Battled a Paycheck at a Time - NYTimes.com
"This series examines the implications of soaring college costs and the indebtedness of students and their families."
Esquire article wrongly claims SEAL who killed bin Laden is denied healthcare - The Ruptured Duck - Stripes
"the claim about health care is wrong. And no servicemember who does less than 20 years gets a pension, unless he has to medically retire.
Like every combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the former SEAL, who is identified in the story only as “the Shooter”, is automatically eligible for five years of free healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
But the story doesn’t mention that. "
The lessons I learned from my week with Japan's power-brokers | W...
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