Vatican: Celibacy in Catholic Church open for discussion Yahoo (Lambert)
6 Reasons (+2) to NOT Send Your Daughter to College Fix the Family (Chuck L). Vatican becomes more progressive as fundamentalists reveal put their misogyny on display.
Verizon’s diabolical plan to turn the Web into pay-per-view Industry Standard
Chinese dream turns nightmare for thermal coal MacroBusiness
Bailout Nr. Five?: Euro Zone Eyes Slovenia’s Troubled Banks Der Spiegel. A little slower in coming than some expected….
Pakistan, India renew border fight Washington Post
Listing Demands, Assad Uses Crisis to His Advantage New York Times
Obama’s Humiliating Defeat Glen Ford
Putin lures Obama towards engagement Asia Times (Balaji)
Chafee: Disarm Syria with diplomacy USA Today
Elite Syrian Unit Scatters Chemical Arms Stockpile Wall Street Journal. Note the Journal has had some previous fast and loose reporting, so look for independent confirmation from other outlets.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
NSA panel ‘did not discuss changes’ Guardian
WSJ/NBC News Poll: Republicans Gain Favor on Key Issues Wall Street Journal. Obama’s Syria warmongering is a major contributor.
Boehner Seeking Democrats’ Help on Fiscal Talks New York Times
The Rise of the New New Left Peter Beinart, Daily Beast (Marshall). Some interesting stuff in there, but prolix, and my hard-core social science buddies say generational analyses tend to be too simple and don’t hold up when tested. Plus there’s a lack of attentiveness to the real drivers, which is the money behind the pols (in Clinton’s case, Wall Street).
The RWNJs Held a Rally and Nobody Showed Up Daily Kos (furzy mouse)
Trayvon Martin’s Medical Examiner: Prosecution Threw the Case Alternet. If this charge holds up, it’s explosive. Not just “throwing the case” but “suppressing and misrepresenting evidence.”
Overruling the Judicial Amendments – What Is To Be Done? TruthOut. Some ideas as to how to restore labor rights.
John Cornyn, Leading GOP Senator, Would Oppose Larry Summers Nomination HUffington Post. This is getting interesting.
Insane financial system lives post-Lehman Gillian Tett, Financial Times
Housing inventory expands as market shifts Housing Wire
Wells Fargo Said to Be Selling Mortgage Servicing Rights Bloomberg (Lisa Epstein)
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