Moore’s Law and the Origin of Life MIT Technology Review (Kurt Sperry)
The Bitcoin Collapse Continues — Now Below $57 Clusterstock
Jailed for eco-activism, and then jailed for blogging about eco-activism Grist (Francois T)
German Economic Sentiment Misses Big And Dives In April Clusterstock. No wonder!
Threat of ‘wealth tax’ on holiday homes Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Syria: Two Moral Boosts For the Government Forces Moon of Alabama
U.S. Engaged in Torture After 9/11, Review Concludes New York Times. We needed a study to establish that?
Obama, Guantánamo, and the enduring national shame Glenn Greenwald, Guardian
Immigration Bill Opens Path for Foreign Workers Wall Street Journal. Chuck Schumer is a front person. Need we say more?
Why Republicans Should Never Raise Taxes Grover Norquist, National Review. Paul Tioxon: “Grover’s political algorithm for the perplexed.”
Obama Signs Partial Repeal of STOCK Act Roll Call. The excuses for letting Congresscritters engage in insider trading were pathetic.
The Fed messed with the wrong senator Dave Dayen, Salon
UM Coach: Bomb Sniffing Dogs, Spotters on Roofs Before Explosions Local15TV (Mobile)
Brief Comments on the Boston Bombing Ian Welsh
Legislature OKs Parnell oil tax cuts that will cost state billions Anchorage Daily News (down2long)
Drug Makers Use Safety Rule to Block Generics New York Times
Taxpayers failing to get their fair share of wireless gold rush Los Angeles Times (Scott S). A feature, not a bug.
Class conflict on the bus Corrente
New kid on the block: Corporate titans Palm Beach Post (rich)
Financial crisis caused by too many bankers taking cocaine, says former drugs tsar Telegraph (Jim S). According to ex Goldman CDO salesman Tetsuya Ishikawa, it was a major sales tool (along, of course, with ladies of negotiable affection). But the story itself is hysterical.
Fathers struggling to ‘have it all’ Financial Times
Baghdad Burning Riverbend
Antidote du jour (Ivan Kislov):