Three weeks late. Better late than never.
- The Austerians’ Practice of Dumbing Down the Debate Over Fiscal Policy: Brad DeLong on fiscal policy in a depressed economy
- How to Debate Paul Krugman: “Ask Questions Like a Child”: Unironic idiocy from austerity advocates. Wow. Definitely check it out.
- No Shortage of STEMs: Jared Bernstein on the merits (or lack thereof) of raising H-1B visa caps.
- White Collars Will Turn Blue: Paul Krugman looks back from the future.
- Friends of Fraud: Paul Krugman on opposition to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- How Effective Is the Safety Net? Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on the effectiveness of anti-poverty programs.
- All the King’s Drones: Tom Junod on the moral and Constitutional issues surrounding the Obama administration’s drone warfare program.
- DOJ White Paper on targetted killing of US citizens: Dept. of Justice document re legal aspects of targetted killing of US citizens believed to be members of terrorist organizations
- Forget the governors: Are doctors ready for the Medicaid expansion? Sarah Kliff on challenges to implementing the Medicaid expansion enacted under the ACA.
- Waiting Times at Ballot Boxes Draw Scrutiny: Yes, if you’re not White, you’ll probably have to go to greater effort to vote. Why do you ask?
Nature and Environment
- The End of Cod: On the collapse of the cod catch off Grand Bank
- Germany has five times as much solar power as the U.S. — despite Alaska levels of sun: Solar installations in Germany cost about half what they do in the US
- Sen. Kaufmann: Private Lawsuit Found Evidence the Feds Didn’t. Former Delaware Sen. Ted Kaufmann “In a private case,” Sen. Kaufman said, the Dexia bank’s lawsuit “… uncovered reams of emails directly related to the fact that fraud was (allegedly) being committed by JPMorgan Chase.”
- Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker Gives Insane Interview After Saving Woman from Bear-Hugging Jesus: Do I really need to provide a teaser for this?
- North Korea video shows US city under attack: A friend once referred to North Korea as the “rabid weasel of international politics”