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The Neocon, The Messiah, and Cory Booker [Kindle Edition] NSFW (KK). Free download. “Yasha also explains why Harvard’s African-American studies scholar professor emeritus, Martin Kilson, described Booker as a ‘Black Trojan Horse for the Republican right wing.’” Pshaw. Like that would ever happen!
Vets and Seniors Are Ending the Drug War Alternet (Avedon)
Obamacare: There is risk for the American public to be worse off KevinMD. Employer insurance shifting from defined benefit to defined contribution through private exchanges. Haven’t we seen this movie before?
In Email, Niall Ferguson Requests I Acknowledge His “I Would Have Gotten Away with It If Not for Those Meddling Bloggers!” Rant Brad DeLong. Never send a historian to do an economist’s job.
Markets Are Now Open — Here’s What’s Happening In Washington Business Insider. Futures off.
Meet The Press – October 13, 2013 The Bobblespeak Translations
GOP standing firm on sequester The Hill
Obama, Pelosi say ‘clean’ bills needed for debt ceiling, restart Reuters. “‘The President and the Leader also discussed their willingness, once the debt limit is raised and the government reopened, to negotiate on a longer-term budget solution that will grow our economy and create jobs,’ the White House said in a statement.”
Tell Congress to go to hell–all federal district court employees are essential Hercules and the umpire (blog of Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf).
An exit strategy for Republicans Econbrowser
Breaking: Judge Posner Admits He Was Wrong in Crawford Voter ID Case Election Law Blog
The History of Fear, Part 4 Corey Robin, Crooked Timber
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
NSA veterans: The White House is hanging us out to dry Foreign Policy
Hillary Clinton: we need to talk sensibly about spying Guardian. “A sensible adult conversation.” Help me.
Air Gaps Bruce Schneier
Four Wars LRB
Fear and loathing in House of Saud Asia Times. Fun fact: “Few in the Middle East know that an Israeli company — with experience in repressing Palestinians — is in charge of the security in Mecca.”
Reforming the Cambodian People’s Party The Diplomat
Foreign Policy Goes Local Foreign Affairs
Urban guerrillas geographical imaginations
Purposive social action Understanding Society
The Renewal of Religion Archdruid Report
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