I didn’t get it confirmed, but I believe my interview with Harry Shearer earlier this week is running on Sunday, so be sure to tune if you are a Le Show fan. Local times here.
Johns Hopkins medical unit rarely finds black lung, helping coal industry defeat miners’ claims Center for Public Integrity (Jeremy B)
Citation Needed blarg? (Lambert)
Tepco split looms as utility lacks ability to deal with Fukushima disaster Vancouver Sun (John L)
Mediobanca hints at Italian euro exit unless Germany shifts on EMU policy Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Finally a Drone Report Done Right David Swanson, Firedoglake
God Decides Who Lives, Who Dies – Unless There’s a Drone CNN. Grayson on drones.
Syria’s weapons sites ‘destroyed’ Guardian
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Tech leaders demand curbs on NSA programs Washington Post
Angry Mom and First Principles: What is the Nature of a Broken Lock? Rayne, emptywheel
Congress Acting Surprised By NSA Spying Is Like a Parent Saying “I Can’t Believe You Got Drunk … Just Because I Left You a Keg Of Beer and a Note That Said ‘Do Whatever The F@ck You Want, For As Long As You Want!’” George Washington. I have a real weakness for Daily Mail-ish headlines…
The Smartest European Blowback In the World Marcy Wheeler. As predicted….
The failure to factcheck ‘You can keep it’ Columbia Journalism Review
Physical Therapist in NY Chimes in on Health Care Costs Michael Shedlock (furzy mouse)
The Obamacare sabotage campaign Politico. Lead story.
Racism In White Americans Linked To Gun Ownership And Gun Control Opposition Medical Daily (furzy mouse)
Hillary Clinton’s Lucrative Goldman Sachs Speaking Gigs National Review
US court blocks NYPD stop-and-frisk ruling and removes judge from case Guardian. Oh, this WAS stupid. Same mistake Judge Penfield Jackson made in the Microsoft antitrust case. If she’d just kept her mouth shut, the ruling probably would have stuck.
Parents of autistic teen arrested in undercover drug sting sue school district Raw Story (emptyfull)
A War on the Poor Paul Krugman, New York Times
Oracle shareholders vote against Ellison’s compensation package TechWorld. More proof of shareholder disenfranchisement.
The Fed’s Last Troublemaker National Journal (Scott)
Fannie Mae Sues Banks for $800 Million Over Libor Rigging Bloomberg. A big other shoe is beginning to drop. If the private Libor suits get anywhere, the banks are going to be in a world of hurt. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.
From Anonymity to Scourge of Wall Street New York Times. Huh? The biggest component of the pending JPM settlement is the FHFA putback suit, for which the Administration does not deserve credit. This settlement is a bunch of claims rolled together, including state attorney general claims.
The US stock bubble charted MacroBusiness
“Your Life Savings Are Not A Spectator Sport” Paul Amery, Index Universe
The Bailout Caused the Sucky “Recovery” Ian Welsh (Carol B)
What If Chained CPI Had Been Used to Calculate COLAs Since 2002? Doug Short (fresno dan). Circulate to everyone you know 45 or older. Adn tell them Janet Yellen has been pushing chained CPI hard since her days at the Council of Economic Advisers under Clinton.
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