The Secret of Our Obsession With Anne Boleyn Alternet. The comments on this piece are a bit scary and say a good deal about education in America.
The wonder of breasts Guardian (Chuck L)
European Leaders to Present Plan to Quell the Crisis Quickly New York Times
Pentagon says airstrikes on Afghan homes will continue Kuwait News Agency (May S)
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Naif dies Financial Times
The contradictory aims of USAID in Egypt OpenDemocracy (May S)
Strategic Mumblespeak Slate. On the ouster of Terese Sullivan at UVA by…an ex-Goldman partner! Actually, it’s more about the buzz-phrases-in-absence-of-thought that facilitate coups like this.
‘Teacher of the Year’ fired in ruthless California budget cuts Daily Mail (May S)
Roberto Unger, Obama’s Former Harvard Law School Professor, Says The President ‘Must Be Defeated’ Huffington Post (Carol B). His prescription is awfully high concept, but his critique (starting at 6:10) is worth watching.
Teach For America is Proud to Partner with J.P. Morgan (Nathan). First the NYC cops, now this…
C.E.O. Pay Is Rising Despite the Din New York Times
We’ve been brainwashed Joe Stiglitz, Salon
Antidote du jour. For Father’s Day, a video of a single dad (story here. hat tip Aquifer):