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Trayvon Martin verdict
Zimmerman verdict leaves key question unanswered Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald
On The Killing Of Trayvon Martin By George Zimmerman Ta-Nahisi Coates, The Atlantic
The Legacy of the George Zimmerman Trial Talk Left
George Zimmerman and the Market Price of Fear Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg
Justice Dept.: Zimmerman case under review Palm Beach Post
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
What the government pays to snoop on you USA Today (FM)
Has the FISA Court Gone Too Far? Foreign Affairs. The conventional wisdom.
U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News To Americans Foreign Policy. Dated July 14, 2013, I swear!
Inside look at the internal strife over Al Jazeera America Glenn Greenwald, Guardian. Apparently, AJAM is consulting Axelrove, among others. Please. We already have “Rachel.” Ditto “Rush.” Ditto The Moustache Of Understanding. I’m begging you. Can we just get some reporting?
Bankers Are Balking at a Proposed Rule on Capital Gretchen Morgenson, TImes
How Mortgage Bonds Are Made Business Insider
UPS Outlook Another Piece to Economic Puzzle Moneybeat, WSJ
Rail Traffic Continues to Muddle Along Pragmatic Capitalism
The dangers of Europe’s technocratic busybodies Wolfgang Münchau, FT. “[W]hen you say that you have done more than I thought you would, you are merely telling me how bad things have become, how much you are lagging behind and how little you care what is going on in the economy.”
Constitutional crisis pushes Portugal closer to the brink Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Daily Telegraph
Expect Another “Bad Bank” Bailout in Spain; Humorous Details of Sareb’s Property Assets Global Economic Trend Analysis
Philippines, Muslim Rebels Forge Wealth-Sharing in Peace Accord Bloomberg. The Thais should try this.
The World’s Smartest News Reader Slate. “Nobody goes there any more. It’s too crowded.”
Culturalism, Gladwell, and Airplane Crashes Ask a Korean! Re: Asiana 214.
Asking the Hard Questions The Archdruid Report
A Pianist’s A–V Alfred Brendel, New York Review of Books
Antidote du jour (via Fat Cats):
Bonus morning musicdote, because a family member owned a number of Brendel’s recordings: