Strip private banks of their power to create money Martin Wolf, FT
U.S. Said to Ask BofA for More Than $13 Billion Over RMBS Bloomberg. No. Bankster CEOs in orange jumpsuits doing the perp walk is the only acceptable outcome. Anything else is a midterm-driven head fake left.
American state-backed mortgages are a $5tn millstone Gillian Tett, FT
[영어 전문] 오바마 미국 대통령 중앙일보 단독 인터뷰 Joongang Ilbo. English-language email interview with Obama.
Cliven Bundy’s ‘better off as slaves’ remark about blacks draws fire LA Times. Nice to see the “state’s rights” / “slavery as a positive good” talking points of pre-Confederate political theorists morph right into libertarian/conservative talking points. As has been happening for a good twenty years, at least.
Oregon Panel Recommends Switch to Federal Health Exchange Times. $300 million down the tubes and thousands not covered because markets.
Why Canada may be heading down the ‘slippery slope’ toward American-style health care HuffPo. The Neoliberal Internationale at work.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Reforming the NSA: How to Spy After Snowden Brookings Institute
Goodbye, Net Neutrality; Hello, Net Discrimination The New Yorker. Obama, 2007: “I am a strong supporter of net neutrality.”
Ukraine: Anyone Interested In A Larger War? Moon of Alabama
Edging ever closer Economist
Poland presses for shift from Russian energy as Ukraine standoff escalates Globe and Mail. Poles called for 10,000 US troops, got 150 paratroopers.
Russia’s Latest Land Grab Foreign Affairs
A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital’s secret list CNN. No doubt the prelude to a privatization drive.
No end in sight to Thailand’s political unrest Japan Times
Danger on the rails: outdated tankers carrying crude oil AxisPhilly (PT)
Cheap Non-GMO Food Supply AP. Victory for food sovereignty in VT.
Google social networking boss Gundotra leaving company Reuters (Google+ to go the way of Google Reader?) And see this from “3d” ago (stupid locution; which side of the international dateline?)
Up Close on Baseball’s Borders Times. Wait, wait. I thought Nate Silver was the baseball guy?
Kowloon Walled City Online WSJ
George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview Rolling Stone (furzy mouse). Less interviewing, more writing. Valar morghulis.
Disgorge the Cash The New Inquiry
Antidote du jour: