Bernanke’s Head Fake Sends Stocks Soaring Counterpunch (CB)
Matt Yglesias just wants to believe… LBO News
Was This Whistle-Blower Muzzled? Times (LucyLulu)
The Logic Behind Assad’s Use of Chemical Weapons Political Violence @ a Glance
Why Is Syria Under Attack? Truthout
Plight of Syrian refugees now visible in İstanbul parks Today’s Zaman
Big Brother Is Watching Watch
Bruce Schneier: NSA Spying Is Making Us Less Safe MIT Technology Review. Of course. NSA spying is a self-licking ice cream cone.
Hillary in Midair New York. “Revealing the polarizing figure who saw vast right-wing conspiracies.” Of course, she was right; back then it was Richard Mellon Scaife funding sleazy bait shop operators from Arkansas; now it’s the Koch Brothers; but Bill Clinton hangs out with Pete Peterson, so I guess it’s a conspiracy so vast that everybody’s in on it, eh? Everybody who’s anybody, I mean.
Obscure New Jersey Election Law Could Deprive Republican Party of a Party Column in Special U.S. Senate Election Ballot Access News. Shades of Jack Ryan. Because no skid left ungreased for Cory!
Harper’s Magazine: Progressive Dupes NSFW (mookie). You guessed it. Cory Booker.
In Mississippi, America’s most revolutionary mayor Al Jazeera America
How to stop a coal train in its tracks Waging Nonviolence
City Incomes Are Growing Demo Memo
Voldemort Comes to CUNY Crooked Timber
Small Fowls Screaming over the Yet Yawning Gulf Jacob Bacharach
Intimacy on the Web, With a Crowd Times. More on tips, the service economy, and emotional labor.
The art of the fugue Stop Me Before I Vote Again
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