The game seems rigged—and if it is, following the rules is for suckers.– George Packer on what America has gained and what it has lost over the past generation: http://nyr.kr/19YhKOk (via newyorker)
A third of Tumblr’s active users come from households with incomes above...– Yahoo Tumblr Acquisition: It’s About Young People With Money (via brooklynmutt) All of you just had your privilege checked — and placed on a matrix.
It would be ironic if we have to rely on a Bush lawyer’s reasoning to block...– James Rosen named a co-conspirator: Why is Barack Obama’s Justice Department going after a national security reporter? - Slate Magazine
I think some of the most powerful feminist depictions in art are the ones that...– In Defense of Daisy - Dana Goldstein
Prince George’s police use Taser on naked man they... →
Benghazi was not a terrorist act. Or an act of terror. Or an act of terrorism....– Benghazi Was Neither a Terrorist Attack Nor an Act of Terror
Why, exactly, is it more in reporters’ interests to be more aggressive in its...– When the Village turns on a President
The child boxers bring prize money back to their families. And Chai’s...– As Gamblers Gather, Thailand’s Child Boxers Slug It Out : Parallels : NPR
The Obama administration is forecast to turn a record $51 billion profit this...– Obama Student Loan Policy Reaping $51 Billion Profit (via bostonreview)
Man, 75, Accused of Running Prostitution Ring in... →
A 75-year-old resident of a New Jersey senior citizen housing complex is suspected of running a prostitution ring that employed some elderly residents as sex workers, NBC 4 New York has learned.
U.S.-trained Congolese troops committed rapes and... →
If you think New York’s stop-and-frisk rule is invasive, try Georgia’s: Cops can...– Georgia’s War on Drugs: How Its Subutex Addiction Ended | New Republic
I recently sat in a Memphis courtroom as a white prosecutor pointed at a black...– Race, Redemption and Charles Ramsey | The Nation
IRS admits targeting conservatives for tax... →
barthel: vickyj: Apparently there are TWO former (mid-1980s) Buffalo Bills players working as commercial pilots - Jim Ritcher for American Airlines and Justin Cross for JetBlue. But are there any former San Diego players working for credit card companies
Fear prompts Somali journalists to carry guns
aljazeera: Journalists say the government has not protected them enough following a recent wave of targeted killings.
If only he had used his words.– U.S. Soldier Targets a Karzai Portrait, With Rocks - NYTimes.com
unless he was willfully ignoring the rest of the night via kush coma,...– Danny Brown Kitty - Irving Plaza - 5/7/13 - New York - Music - Sound of the City - Page 2
[T]he 401(k) is a way for both your government and your employer to disown you,...– from an excellent article by Felix Salmon on Reuters. (via Andrew Sullivan)
The plot that now surrounds the diner, too, is so Soprano State that, as the...– New Jersey Officials Detail Bid by Tick Tock Diner Manager to Have Uncle Killed - NYTimes.com
Cops: Sno Cone Joe stalked Mr. Ding-A-Ling - Times... →
One could just as easily say that about 70 percent to 75 percent of the people...– Ta-Nehisi Coates on the explicit racism of Stop and Frisk (via theatlantic)
This is a country, after all, where home buyers make down payments with trunks...– Chinese Way of Doing Business - In Cash We Trust - NYTimes.com
alexandrahart: pussy-strut: i lost my virginity in harlem and i assume it’s still up there like riding the one train or something Naaaah I saw it chilling on 125th street, it got reincarnated as a stray cat.
thetopofthemorning: CNN has given its next morning show a name: “New Day.” It’ll premiere on June 10. Two versions of the promotional photo: I wonder if they’ll use NEW DAY RISING in the promos.
In a bit of historical irony, when O’Connor retired in 2006, the man she helped...– How Sandra Day O’Connor’s Vote In Bush v. Gore Helped Unravel Her Own Legacy | TPMDC
It’s worth saying this clearly: The pain of sequestration will be concentrated...– The Democrats have lost on sequestration