Now that The New York Times pay wall is live, you only get 20 free clicks a month. For those worried about hitting their limit, we're taking a look through the paper each morning to find the stories that can make your clicks count.
The home page leads with disturbing news about the FBI's terrorist watch list, which can include the names of people cleared of crimes. Also high on the page is the news that health insurance premiums have skyrocketed across the board this year, canceling out workers' wage growth. For us, the top read is the coverage of a controversy over the validity of the subjects in Bob Dylan's new collection of paintings.
World: The feature on worldwide protest movements makes for a good roundup of what's going on, but its thesis--that protesters take to the street because they lack confidence in their political systems--is too overarching and obvious to take seriously as a news angle. A better protest story comes from Syria, where Christians fearing persecution are backing embattled president Bashar al-Assad. And the Memo from Moscow is good, about the many public faces of Vladimir Putin.
U.S.: The lead story is well worth the click, about the heavy toll on family members caring for injured and psychologically damaged combat veterans. So is the report on widespread abuse allegations in the Los Angeles County jails. And the Congressional Memo has some good political analysis about Congress's recent trend toward short-term fixes that take a long time to hash out.