Today’s articles of note:

MSNBC: Death of a Small Town – Even the mayor is moving on in Bisbee, North Dakota, the next ‘rural ghetto’ victim – I wonder what the answer is, if any. My own roots go back to rural Oklahoma, but I myself can’t imagine living like my grandparents did two miles from the nearest neighbors. Maybe telecommuting will change all of this?

NY Times: If Oak malady moves east, many trees could die – Another sad story. It sounds like Texas needs to set up road blocks to disenfect all of the yuppies coming here from California so our beautiful Live Oaks won’t be destroyed.

NY Times: The map that named America may now call it home The latest news on the Pacifica radio controversy