Obamas Adopt 2nd White House Dog, Name Her Sunny AP. Oh, come on.
Judge endorses use of fraud law against Bank of America Reuters. FIRREA.
Rail Traffic Picks Up Some Momentum Pragmatic Capitalist
Stock Break From Herd Online WSJ
Govt slashes GDP growth projection Bangkok Post
Can an Ice Wall Stop Radioactive Water Leaks from Fukushima? National Geographic
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Journalist’s partner interrogated at Heathrow for nine hours ‘WAS carrying encrypted documents from Edward Snowden spying leak’ Daily Mail. David Miranda: “I knew my country would protect me, and I believe in my husband and knew that he would do anything to help me.” And see Yves here.
David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face Alan Rusbridger, Guardian. ‘I received a phone call from the centre of government telling me: “You’ve had your fun. Now we want the stuff back.’”
Britain’s botched use of terror laws Editorial, FT
Manning and Snowden made secrecy impossible Andrew Bacevich, Carroll County Times
Obama administration asks Supreme Court to allow warrantless cellphone searches WaPo. Most transparent administration in history!
Michael Grunwald and the Assange Precedent Problem The New Yorker (The Atlantic).
Concerned Israel quietly backs Egypt’s military Reuters. Headline should read: “In shocker, Concerned Israel…”
Gulf Islamist Dissent Over Egypt Foreign Policy
America’s Libertarian Moment The Atlantic. “… England, the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong, which are all approximately libertarian societies …” That one claim should suffice to remove David Boaz from the ranks of the serious, but of course he’s a made man in the political class by now. What a pile of dreck.
We need crime prevention, not militarization: Ursula Rozum Syracuse Post-Standard (bob). Another Bearcat. More fun with SWAT teams (radleybalko).
Content economics, part 3: costs Felix Salmon, Reuters (parts one and two). But DeLong: In Which We Watch Felix Salmon Vanish into the Weeds of the Economics of the Washington Post…
Youth Studies Understanding Society
Violence, suffering and denial Billy Blog
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