The I Have a Dream Speech – full text USConstitution.net. 50 years ago.
Bob Dylan, Joan Baez & More Music at 1963’s March on Washington The Daily Beast
US Demands More than $6 Billion From JPMorgan FT. This is from the FHFA put-back lawsuits, led by that horrible Bush lackey Ed DeMarco, who may extract more from JPM than any other entity in the federal government.
Erase the Red Line Foreign Affairs
The Chemical Weapon Taboo and America’s Next War The American Prospect
Military Interventions On Behalf of Rebels Typically Lead To More Killing of Civilians Not Less Slate. (Trying to give a sense of the broad range of opinion against strikes)
“Experts” Who Are Always Wrong About Everything Want to Bomb Syria Lawyers, Guns & Money (see above)
The Debate Over Intervention in Syria George Packer, The New Yorker (see above)
Syria adds to growing volatility MacroBusiness
Bank Chairman Admits TARP Funds Used to Purchase Luxury Vacation Property SIGTARP. Lisa Epstein says: “And here all along I thought TARP didn’t trickle down to help a single homeowner!”
Foreclosed Renters Left Homeless In Shadow Of Disneyland Huffington Post
Maximizing shareholder value: The goal that changed corporate America The Washington Post
The Great Lesson from the Great Recession Mark Thoma
Jerry Brown seeks $315M to avoid mass release of prisoners Sacramento Bee. This is embarrassing. California keeps getting told that they are violating the 8th Amendment by imparting cruel and unusual punishment on prisoners, and Jerry Brown keeps trying to bargain. The latest is taking money from a reserve that would go to education and health care and using it to lease private prison space and sell inmates to out-of-state operations. It’s disgusting when you consider the alternative of a release of non-violent offenders is eminently doable.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
Internal Documents Reveal How the FBI Blew Fort Hood Mother Jones. Spied on Nidal Hassan for a year and it still did no good.
Finally, A Dictator Does Something that Lanny Davis Cannot Tolerate The New Republic
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