Ice melting takes some thought… Angry Bear
The Tragedy of the European Union and How to Resolve It George Soros, NYRB (MS)
Germany faces ECB backlash FT (RS)
How to Find Weeds in a Mortgage Pool Gretchen Morgenson, Times
A Stinging Rebuke of the DOJ on Access to Counsel at Gitmo Scott Horton, Harpers
A Terrifying Way to Discipline Children Op-Ed, Times. In liberal Lexington, MA.
Cutting the Deficit, With Compassion Christina Roma, Times. And ponies!
Inside story of Obama’s struggle to keep Congress from controlling outcome of debt ceiling crisis Bob Woodward, WaPo
Romney: GOP leaders made ‘big mistake’ agreeing to sequester The Hill. “He has violated the law that he in fact signed.”
“Effective Evil” or Progressives’ Best Hope? Glen Ford vs. Michael Eric Dyson on Obama Presidency Democracy Now
On Obama’s ‘Disappointing’ DNC Speech James Fallows, Atlantic
Undecided Voters Weigh in on President Obama’s Convention Speech PBS Newshour
Obama: ‘Help Us Destroy Jesus And Start A New Age Of Liberal Darkness’ America’s Finest News Source
Republicans Losing Election Law War as Campaign Ramps Up Businessweek
Employment in Two Administrations Krugman, Times. Drowning government employment in a bathtub.
Confronting the jobs crisis under tight fiscal constraints VoxEU
Union opens ‘strike headquarters,’ community and parent groups line up behind teachers WBEZ (Chicago)
Hu Jintao pledges boost for world economy despite China slowdown South China Morning Post
Does China’s Sina Weibo threaten or help to entrench Communist rule? Globe and Mail (Ottawan)
Hong Kong Backs Down on ‘Patriotism’ Classes WSJ
The river that DID run red: Residents of Chinese city left baffled after Yangtze turns scarlet Daily Mail
Sock City’s decline may reveal an unravelling in China’s economy Guardian
Textiles begin weaving their way home Independent
There is no great stagnation (remote-controlled cockroach edition) Tyler Cowen
Why This Cute Animated .Gif Is Totally Wrong About Economics Joe Weisenthal. A bad metaphor for QE.
How Google Builds Its Maps–and What It Means for the Future of Everything Atlantic
When did addiction become a good thing? GigaOM
OTC traders agree electronic protocol FT
JPMorgan Said to Face Escalating Senate Probe of CIO Loss Bloomberg
Utilities clamor for reactor restarts despite meeting summer demand Asahi Shimbun
In Amenable Mortality–Deaths Avoidable Through Health Care–Progress In The US Lags That Of Three European Countries Health Affairs (LL)
A Malevolent Forrest Gump Washington Monthly. Strom Thurmond.
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