Prize and prejudice
The peace prize has been won by others with less to recommend them (cough, Henry K., cough), but Malala, after all, is young and hasn't even become Pakistan's prime minister yet.
Liberty for rent: New York will pay $61,600 a day to reopen the Statue of Liberty. And Arizona also will pay to staff and reopen Grand Canyon National Park.
Congress better solve the government shutdown soon before everybody figures out we like the substitute teacher better than our regular teacher.
Don't know much about history: On this day in 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived with his expedition in the present-day Bahamas.
Unfortunately, Columbus was forced to return to his boat; the Bahamian Congress, in a budget struggle with the president, shut down the islands' government and closed the national beaches.
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