Obama’s New Education Proposal: Change, or Changed Subject? Matt Taibbi
President Obama takes on the student debt bomb; meanwhile, the Gainful Employment Rule saga enters a 5th year Credit Slips
Call for aggressive action over EM crisis Financial Times
In 2 Charts, Here’s How Emerging Market Funds Are Hemorrhaging Cash Unlike Anything Seen In Years Business Insider
The March on Washington in Historical Context Rick Perlstein
Dr. King, The March on Washington, and Full Employment
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.
U.N. to inspect site of alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria; lawmakers call for U.S. military response
U.S.: “Very little doubt” chemical weapons used in Syria AFP
U.S. Sets Stage for Bigger Syria Role WSJ.
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.”
The AFL-CIO Is Exploring New Investments in Alt-Labor and Texas Organizing Josh Eidelson
Child poverty in Britain is causing ‘social apartheid’ The Guardian
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.
ObamaCare’s architects reap windfall as Washington lobbyists The Hill
Measles Outbreak Traces To Vaccine-Refusing Megachurch Forbes
Goldman Losses on Options Glitch Limited WSJ
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.
Surveillance Revelations Shake U.S.-German Ties NYT
Snowden suspected of bypassing electronic logs AP
Guardian partners with New York Times over Snowden GCHQ files NYT. Related: How to Get the Government to Ease Up: Involve Scott Shane Emptywheel
Well-known blogger detained in China crackdown FT
Private lobbyists get public pensions in 20 states AP
Tesla Is Outselling Cadillac, Chrysler, Porsche, and Mitsubishi in California Slate
Film on Salinger Claims More Books Are Coming NYT
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