Qatar Rises, the West Falls, and Why Good Men Do Nothing

A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.

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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.

Top Stories: The Supreme Court will hear challenges to Obama's health care law, but no matter how they rule the would of health care has already changed forever. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are already preparing to fight each other, but the President may not be able to rally the young, college-age supporters who were so vital to his 2008 election.

Opinion: David Brooks has an important point about the Penn State scandal: Everyone should stop saying what they would have done in Joe Paterno's shoes, because no one can know what they would really do when confronted with a horrible moral choice/ (A test that most people fail in the real world.)

World: How tiny little Qatar wields such enormous influence in the Arab world and beyond.

Science: The U.S. is one of only two countries in the world that conducts invasive scientific research on chimps, and that could end within the next year. Light therapy seems to help people get over Seasonal Affective Disorder, so why don't doctors ever prescribe it?

Technology: The boom in eyewitness recordings is changing the nature of airplane accident investigations.

Sports: The NBA season looks doomed after the players reject the latest offer and start thinking lawsuit. The two sides are nowhere close to a deal.

Books: A review of Niall Ferguson's newest tome, which posits that Western civilization is pretty much doomed.

TV: Regis Philbin reminisces on his career as he prepares for his final TV on Friday.

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