Call for aggressive action over EM crisis Financial Times
The March on Washington in Historical Context Rick Perlstein
March on Washington Meets Post-9/11 America AP. A short story, but the way in which it takes for granted the disintegration of peaceable assembly is instructive. Also there were reports of destruction of signs protesting “The New Jim Crow” of mass incarceration.
A Look Back at MLK on Meet the Press. Very illuminating, actually. The red-baiting of Bayard Rustin, trying to get MLK to agree that he should be more “moderate” and slow down, etc.
And the punchline…
As Syria war escalates, Americans cool to U.S. intervention: Reuters/Ipsos poll Reuters. “About 60 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria’s civil war, while just 9 percent thought President Barack Obama should act.”
An Economist Confused About Banking Matthew C. Klein
EverBank Agrees to Pay $37 Million to Customers Housing Wire. Continuation of the OCC settlement that torched the Independent Foreclosure Reviews.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
U.S. spy agency bugged U.N. headquarters: Germany’s Spiegel Reuters. One document: “The data traffic gives us internal video teleconferences of the United Nations (yay!).” The Der Spiegel report isn’t online, to my knowledge.
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