Regulators Ease Mortgage Rules WSJ. Worth its own post but I didn’t have the time. The corrupt bargain between the industry and “progressive” housing groups really rankles here.
Organized Opposition To Larry Summers Forms, Ramping Up For Confirmation Battle Huffington Post. Note that they’re ramping up for the confirmation fight, because the nomination is already expected.
Syria chemical weapons response poses major test for Obama LATimes. “One U.S. official who has been briefed on the options on Syria said he believed the White House would seek a level of intensity ‘just muscular enough not to get mocked’ but not so devastating that it would prompt a response from Syrian allies Iran and Russia.” So it’s a “bully on the playground” style of foreign policy.
Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal NYT. The liberal media.
Live blog: Mark Carney press conference FT. Going with the forward guidance.
Here’s where middle-class jobs are vanishing the fastest Washington Post
Working Poor Have Dimming Faith In Economic Mobility, Policymakers, Survey Finds Huffington Post (h/t May Sage)
Broken Promises and Continuing Worker Abuses as Apple and its Suppliers Miss Deadline Economic Policy Institute
Report: Frackers cheating Pa. landowners and gov’t out of billions Philadelphia Inquirer
Passing Gas: More Electric Cars Than Gasoline Stations Now Green Car Report
Moral Foundations of Paid Parental Leave Macro Business
Missouri’s Poorest Residents Won’t Benefit From Obamacare Mint Press News (h/t furzy mouse)
The Scariest Thing About NSA Analysts Spying On Their Lovers Is How They Were Caught Business Insider (h/t May Sage)
Californians United for a Responsible Budget Brave New Films. A grassroots effort against Jerry Brown’s private prison boondoggle.
Executive Excess 2013: Bailed Out, Booted, and Busted Institute for Policy Studies
Gay marriage legal in New Mexico, sort of Washington Post
Why Your Startup’s Culture Is Secretly Awful Fast Company
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