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 today leads with a hard look at John Boehner, whose goals in wrangling the national budget sit in apparent contrast to the political reality. The real drama, however, is across the Atlantic, where UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is urging Rupert Murdoch to drop his $12 bid for BSkyB in the wake of the News of the World phone hacking scandal. But one of the best reads today looks at how Google's quick action following the Japanese tsunami is helping to raise its profile there.
World: An interesting report from Mexico highlights expanded U.S. investment in manufacturing just south of the border, despite ongoing drug violence. There's a final report from the newsroom at News of the World, which includes some more personal accounts from the pub. And there's an interesting story from Morocco, where the king is responding to protests by actually making changes.
U.S.: Catch the news analysis on the government shutdown in Minnesota, which may prove a cautionary tale for the larger body politic. Also, the feature from Arizona, where the Catholic church allegedly moved a pedophile priest in the early 1940s, who is accused of abusing children until he died in 1975.
Business: A report on the economic impact of expiring public benefits for the jobless and others on government aid is destined to remind readers just how fragile the economy is. And while the dim prediction for Wall Street's second quarter follows a string of such reporting elsewhere, the Economix blog has a unique perspective on unemployment from Nancy Folbre, a professor at the University of Massachusetts.
Technology: In a very interesting report, we learn how Google's efforts to document the tsunami there, and to provide aid, have raised its profile against its local competitor, Yahoo. And we get a look at Turntable.fm, a virtual nightclub where people take turns playing DJ for a chatroom of listeners.
Science: The lead story reports the latest in a history of attempts to get people to eat invasive species. And there's a very cool look at the nexus of science and art as researchers and experts in visual representation join forces.
Sports: It's time to get interested in The Times game stories again, as we track the progress of the U.S. national soccer team in the Women's World Cup.
Opinion: In the lead op-ed, Princeton physicist Stewart Prager points out that nuclear fusion power is closer than we may have thought.
Arts: As The Times continues to discover the wonders of New York's Far Rockaway neighborhood, there's a fun report on a new, floating "hotel" and venue operating in a low-profile marina there.