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Cofee* Top 10 reasons why VC firms should be immediately nationalized.

* Joe Lieberman asks why court docs are still behind a paid firewall. Good question Senator. Not only are the costs excessive, but not all courts participate. For example, just try getting docs online from Delaware’s Court of Chancery. With local newspapers dying, it’s more important than ever that these types of public records be easily accessible from afar.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, European shares rally on upbeat Citi memo, the Nikkei hits new 26-year low and Hong Kong jumps 3.1 percent.

* Glass-Steagall: If not the cause, maybe the cure?

* Making solar cheaper than coal.

* Eli Broad abandons hope for an AIG recovery: “If you look at what has happened, I think it is too late.”

* Alan Murray moderates a VC roundtable, with John Doerr, Vinod Khosla and Bryant Tong.

* The 10 most endangered newspapers in America.

* Abraaj Capital chief Arif Naqvi: Gulf private equity “set to soar.”

* WSJ: “Mr. Geithner said Monday that the Obama administration will launch a plan next week that will provide financing, liquidity and guarantees to open up small-business lending.” This would be in addition to SBA bumps in the existing budget, and in addition to the TALF.

* Tim Draper talks carried interest, and suggests that VCs will either quit or leave the country: