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How Big Pharma Peddles Influence in FDA Panel Meetings Patient Safety Blog
Think Dirty app for cleaner shopping (#SXSWEco) KIt O’Connell, Firedoglake (Chuck L)
China’s State Press Calls for ‘Building a de-Americanized World’ BloombergBusinesweek
Time to take bets on Frexit and the French franc? Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph. This is potentially a huge deal which has not gotten the attention it warrants due to the way the US debt ceiling wrangling has crowded out a lot of other finance news, at least in the US.
Italy’s Premier Calls Populism a Rising Threat to Europe New York Times
2500+ Killed by Drones in Pakistan, Names of Victims Now Available Real News Network
Terror: The Hidden Source by Malise Ruthven New York Review of Books (furzy mouse)
Afghans Flee Homes as U.S. Pulls Back Wall Street Journal
Market distortions in the short end of the curve Walter Kurtz. Pretty wild.
Senators Near Fiscal Deal, but the House Is Uncertain New York Times
Three GOP Faces Outshining Party Wall Street Journal
Ted Cruz Could Force a Debt Default All by Himself BloombergBusinessweek
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
NSA’s issue? Too much data. Washington Post
DoJ: If we can track one American, we can track all Americans ars technica. Really ugly, the DoJ is saying the defendant lacks standing to challenge a warrantless wiretap. Oh, and this applies to everyone. Aiee!
The perfect epitaph for establishment journalism Glenn Greenwald
Normalcy eludes many a year after Sandy hit NJ Courier-Post (Carol B)
Amar Kaleka, son of slain founder of Wisconsin Sikh temple, to challenge Paul Ryan Raw Story (furzy mouse)
Interview with an Adjunct Organizer: “People Are Tired of the Hypocrisy” Dissent Magazine (Carol B)
Detroit Secures $350 Million Loan To Help Pay Off Debt During Bankruptcy Proceedings Huffington Post (Carol B)
The artificial fuel for growth cannot last forever Mohamed El-Erian, Financial Times
This Secular Bear Has Only Just Begun Big Picture
Credit default swaps run out of road Financial Times
The US still struggles with dilapidated roads and bridges Financial Times. Quelle surprise!
Jesus Christ, Columbus, and the US Constitution CounterPunch (Carol B)
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