Been a pleasure hanging out here the past two weeks. One NC reader suggested I gauge interest in an IRL meetup in Los Angeles. Any takers? Bring it up in the comments and I’ll subsequently figure something out.
Jacqueline Barber Will Stay In Her Home Housing Justice Foundation. Spectacular news. Barber is an ex-cop who Occupy Our Homes Atlanta has been helping out. Victories are often too few, but they’re sweet.
Why Oh Why Can’t We Have Better Press Corps Stooges? New Economic Perspectives
Summers Faces Key ‘No’ Votes if Picked for Fed WSJ. Says Merkley, Brown, and Warren are a no. That means at least two Republicans on the Banking Committee would have to cross over for Summers to clear it. Mark Begich, not on the Banking Committee panel, is an on-the-record no here.
The Federal Reserve Nomination NY Times Ed Board. Pretty strongly against Summers.
Editorial Board: A Dodd-Frank capitulation on mortgage down payments Washington Post. Even stronger. Mirabile dictu!
Exclusive: JPMorgan to stop making student loans Reuters. More money in servicing them?
Iran will support Syria ‘to the end,’ says military chief AP. The two countries have a security pact not unlike NATO.
Iran Plots Revenge, U.S. Says WSJ. As I was saying.
Wooing the left First Read
‘This is not Iraq’: The transcript of Kerry’s MSNBC interview MSNBC. Appalling.
It’s Not War, So Stop Saying That William Rivers Pitt (h/t Lambert)
Failed Policy — The 401(k) Shrinks In A Growing Economy The National Memo
Nearly Half Of U.S. Births Are Covered By Medicaid, Study Finds Kaiser Health News
European Central Bank Chief Tamps Down Optimism NYT. A new theory: it’s all Syria’s fault!
Risk Ahoy: Maersk, Daewoo Build the World’s Biggest Boat Businessweek (h/t Lambert, who says to read to the end for the Maersk CEO’s assessment of the economy)
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch:
US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet The Guardian. You can run but you can’t hide.
How to remain secure against NSA surveillance Bruce Schneier
Garrett Brown Faces 105 Years in Jail Rolling Stone
Shoddy gun paper excites right wing Pruning Shears
New York man killed by remote-controlled toy helicopter Bangor Daily News (h/t Lambert)
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