Occupy Summer School #OWS Mathbabe. Sounds fun if your kid is in the NYC area.
Government Says Company Part-Owned by Feinstein’s Husband Abuses Post Office Contract Some moron named Dave Dayen in The Intercept
The Immigrant Baby Born on the High Seas The Daily Beast
Donovan, Staten Island Prosecutor, Wins Congressional Seat Grimm Held NYTimes. The guy who investigated the Eric Garner case. Black lives matter.
‘The Game Done Changed’: Reconsidering ‘The Wire’ Amidst the Baltimore Uprising Dave Zirin, The Nation
Yellen Meetings With Financial Firm Come Under Scrutiny WSJ. This is about that data leak.
Bernie Sanders To Introduce Bill To Break Up The Big Banks HuffPo. This looks like a terrible bill, unless Sanders happens to be President. The mechanism is that the Financial Stability Oversight Council determines who is Too Big to Fail, and then gives those firms a year to downsize. FSOC’s chair is the head of Treasury, and members are the other regulatory agencies. You could easily see them deciding that, in fact, nobody is Too Big to Fail (after all, that’s Treasury’s stated position). What’s wrong with a size cap as a percentage of GDP?
The Debate Over the TPP Grasping Reality With Both Hands. DeLong wrestles with himself.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text The Intercept
Bloomberg: on Bobby Jindal’s watch, Louisiana’s tattered finances the consequence of two key factors The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They’re still paying Duck Dynasty $300,000 in subsidies per episode. Why, because they might move?
43rd Assembly District (NY) results Diana Richardson became the first Working Families Party member to be elected to the New York state legislature solely on the WFP ballot line.
NDP wins stunning majority in Alberta election, Jim Prentice resigns The Toronto Star. I’m told this is akin to Bernie Sanders winning the Governor’s race in Texas.
Here’s an Antidote du jour fresh from Alberta: