* Steven Pearlstein details how the global economy got this bad. hint: it's been coming a long time.
* The BBC examines why the American economy has stalled.
* Nate Silver crunches the numbers on how far behind the economy really is.
* There's a dramatic political shift underway in Turkey.
* Somalia need more than food to fight against famine.
* Jonathan Bernstein posits why Obama should go for controversial recess appointments.
* 'Why do mayors love sports stadiums?'
* David Weigel on Romney's money laundering.
* Nice! Carrying Lego figures to Jupiter.