Low sperm count? Time to put down the sausage Discover Magazine
First atlas of Inuit Arctic trails launched ScienceDaily
Elizabeth Warren student loan bill stalls POLITICO. As expected, though I got it wrong, Warren actually got three Republicans to vote for it (Collins, Murkowski and Corker).
Iraq is Burning:
US Foreign Policy in a NUTshell Emptywheel
Iraq Militants, Pushing South, Aim at Capital NYT. 70 miles north of Baghdad.
How to Pull Iraq Back From the Abyss Kenneth M. Pollack, WSJ. Darn it, I had Michael O’Hanlon in the “who will be the first to endorse bombing Iraq” pool, not Ken Pollack!
IMF raises alarm about global housing bubble FT. “This is true for instance for Australia, Belgium, Canada, Norway and Sweden.”
Race, Jobs, and Gentrification Pacific Standard
U.S. using JPMorgan penalty to speed cases against other banks Reuters. DoJ collected the JPM penalty on behalf of other agencies, but they can use 3% of the proceeds themselves. Depending on whether the FHFA settlement, which was already done without their involvement, counts, this affords them a $117 million or $234 million kitty. Not huge, but could make it look like there’s an investigation going on.
Why HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan got a big hug from the president WaPo. Some impressive dissembling about the mortgage settlement in this one.
Revealed: Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK The Guardian. Sold at Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco. IOW everywhere.
In Detroit, Trouble Starts Before Birth Bloomberg
San Francisco Voters Will Weigh In On A $15 Minimum Wage Think Progress
Why that ruling against teacher tenure won’t help your schoolchildren Los Angeles Times
Temple probing funding of two professors’ research Philly Inquirer
The White Right’s Impunity Black Agenda Report
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.