Journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92 Washington Post
First lady’s nutrition drive loses steam Los Angeles Times. Why am I not surprised?
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
The Military Industrial Complex: We Know It Just Didn’t Stick — It Was Our Fault Huffington Post. By one of Ellsberg’s lawyers. Better than the headline.
Senate Resolution Calling on Russian Federation to Surrender Edward Snowden to US (martha r). What are these bizarre gestures about? Putin has made extremely clear that all he’ll give the US is an itty bit of lip service.
This week in press freedoms and privacy rights Glenn Greenwald
“Collecting The Haystack” And Almightiness Moon of Alabama
FAA WARNS PUBLIC AGAINST SHOOTING GUNS AT DRONES Associated Press. I love the drone shooting permits plan. But you can’t take it seriously until you see local governments in Texas (the heartland of gun enthusiasts) start talking it up. (Background in case you missed it: Town of Deer Trail considering hunting licenses for unmanned aerial vehicles, bounties for drones 7News, with video, courtesy furzy mouse)
The Drone That Killed My Grandson New York Times
US 98 at Tyndall Blocked Due to Drone Crash Economic Policy Journal (Lambert)
Panasonic and Its Subsidiary Sanyo Agree to Plead Guilty in Separate Price-Fixing Conspiracies Involving Automotive Parts and Battery Cells Department of Justice. Oh, the DoJ will file criminal charges against people in the car business. What about the folks at Goldman manipulating aluminum prices? How is that not a Sherman Act violation?
Public Cops for Private Kochs Yasha Levine, NSFW (mookie, unlocked for next 30 hours or so)
What’s Happening in Detroit Adam Levitin, Credit Slips. On the state challenge to the BK.
The River of Purchasing Power Dries Up at Detroit Balkinization
Miami faces SEC charges over bonds Associated Press
Washington Push for Higher Minimum Wage for Workers Has Walmart Balking New York Times. Quelle suprise!
America’s Worst Companies To Work For 24/7 Wall Street (Carol B)
BECU has surpassed Chase Bank in Seattle Seattle Times (martha r)
Trying to Pierce a Wall Street Fog Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Elizabeth Warren, hard-liner Politico. Warren is starting to kick the traces.
Antidote du jour (Richard Smith). The photo may look a bit weird, but getting sanded up is apparently sea lion sunscreen.
And: Dog Finds A Tiny Kitten, Risks Everything To Save Her BuzzFeed. martha r: “Very high aww factor. Photos”