The Washington Times - March 1, 2010, 09:33AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are:Thompson-Feingold match getting closer, Narcissism and denial in the Obama administration, and Buzz and bullets: Gun fans cheer Starbucks’ policy.

  • Hot Air: Thompson-Feingold match getting closer
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According to Politico, Thompson has increased his networking among former political aides, apparently interested in bringing a team together for the 2010 elections.
  • Pajamas Media: Narcissism and denial in the Obama administration
Denial can be loosely defined as an unconscious desire to refuse to recognize or acknowledge a given reality. An alcoholic believing that he is not a problem drinker, that he can quit anytime, or that he can control his drinking if he so chooses. 
Bay News 9: Buzz and bullets: Gun fans cheer Starbucks’ policy
Even in some “open carry” states, businesses are allowed to ban guns in their stores. And some have, creating political confrontations with gun owners. But Starbucks, the largest chain targeted, has refused to take the bait, saying in a statement this month that it follows state and local laws and has its own safety measures in its stores.