Patient readers: There seems to be rather lot going on, and so I failed to triage Links ruthlessly enough. –lambert
Swedish Man Dies After Having Sex With Hornet’s Nest International Business Times. Richard Smith Anti-Antidote Seal of Approval™.
Humboldt Bay Eagle Cam UStream (direction)
White House scandal watch
Phony IRS “Scandal” — We’ve Been O’Keefe’d Again Seeing the Forest. Sure. But notice how Obama went out of his way to reinforce the credibility of the Republican Party.
The major sea change in media discussions of Obama and civil liberties Glenn Greenwald, Guardian
White House Releases Complete Benghazi Emails NPR. Aren’t document dumps supposed to happen Friday at 5:00PM?
What Are They Hiding? Eschaton. Kayfabe.
Introducing Strongbox New Yorker. Freedom of the press belongs to those who can protect their sources.
Bulls vs. Bears
Bullish investors drive equities higher FT. Front page link: “Gains defy gloomy economic data.”
The Song Remains the Same The Archdruid Report
The super soaraway Nikkei [updated] FT Alphaville
Builder Confidence increases in May Bill McBride, Calculated Risk
doesn’t look like much of a housing recovery- purch app’s down The Center of the Universe
How the Case for Austerity Has Crumbled Paul Krugman, NYRB
The New Sick Man of Europe: the European Union Pew Research
The Resistible Fall of Europe: An Interview with George Soros Project Syndicate
More Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren… Brad DeLong. I, for one, welcome….
Climate Change Has Shifted the Locations of Earth’s North and South Poles Scientific American
Cormac McCarthy Flaunts Sexy New Beach Body America’s Finest News Source
Dirty medicine Fortune. Harry Lime disease.
PhillyDeals: SEC spares individuals in Harrisburg case Philadelphia Inquirer (and see Bond Girl).
The problem with poor people is quite simple… Stop Me Before I Vote Again
Have Plot, Will Unravel Jacob Bacharach. Gatsby.
Some of My Best Friends Are Germs Michael Pollan, Times
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