As the Memorial Day weekend gets underway, here are a few things I've run across today:
The Wall Street Journal notes that the Dow has had only 4 "up" days this month. The last month with this few occurred over a century ago. (There are still a days left in May, so this dubious distinction could still be avoided.)
The Jerusalem Post reports that Syrian troops have killed over 50 people in an attack on the town of Houla, including 13 children.
From Fox News, the Obama administration prepares a plan to vet some Syrian rebels so that they may receive arms from Arab nations.
From Breitbart's Big Government comes a biographical sketch about Senatorial candidate Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has gained some support from the Tea Party movement.
Conservative Daily News reports on the dangerous tactics of "Speedway Bomber" Brett Kimberlin. Who is Brett Kimberlin? I confess that until today, I had never heard of him, but from what I gather, he doesn't like conservative bloggers. StixBlog gives us some more information.
From Expose Obama, Democrats call Arkansas voters "racist" in response to the president's narrow primary victory in that state.
From the Mercury, mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus have been found in Pottstown, Pa.
From Boston.com, the privately-funded unmanned Dragon spacecraft has arrived at the International Space Station. I'm sure that wherever she is, Anne McCaffrey is pleased.
From the USA Today, UN inspectors in Iran have found evidence that some uranium has been enriched to a greater degree than previously thought.
From SFGate, the German city of Hamelin once again has a problem with rats.
From MSNBC, a backyard party in Boxford, Massachusetts was crashed by beer-drinking cows.
And last but not least, in the Daily Jeffersonian, guest columnist Dan Speedy gives his thoughts on Memorial Day.