Morning Reads for Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Above: Donkey Kong was released 32 years ago today.

Below: Your Morning Reads!


  • Gladwell gives us The Gift of Doubt (New Yorker)
  • The Economics of Eating Out (priceonomics)
  • The NCAA may increase indentured servitude (Slate)
  • Will we see Clinton as Eisenhower is viewed? (Economic Principals)
  • A Test to Measure if you are a Rationalist, (io9)
  • and on Cynics, Skeptics, Atomists and Relativists (Kenan Malik)
  • The New Barbecue is sure to enrage (WSJ)
  • The new science of memes, or what determines if you’ll share this page* (Quartz)
  • Dark Money Group Spent on House Race, Then Told IRS It Didn’t (ProPublica)
  • Why suggesting Kickstarter replace the NEA is mostly midden (Wonkblog)


  • Cherokee kerfuffle uncomfy for Deal, (AJC)
  • whose disclosure does allegiances reveal. (AJC)
  • How Athens will compete with Oconee.  (Flagpole)
  • Deal sells problem salvage yard (probably to a crony). (AJC)
  • Why you should have a Google alert for “Casey Cagle” (Times-Picayune)
  • An imagined conversation at the job Chip Rogers finagled (Telegraph)
  • Georgia’s sea turtles poised for a good year (Telegraph)
  • Immigration laws don’t deliver on promise[d], fear (MDJ)

*please do

P.S. Check out my article in Creative Loafing about Warren Hill, the death penalty, and how hard it is to prove one is retarded.

8:30 update:

Deal names panel to rule on Ellis case (AtlBizChron)

Chipper’s criticism may not be off-base (AtlBizChron)


  1. saltycracker says:

    kerfuffle kerplunk – Deal/Marlow: In Georgia spoils, for politics and pro sports, we forgive those on our team who err and damn those not on our team….and we can take it to biblical extremes…

    • Stefan says:

      and with our rose colored glasses other’s action might not be what it seems,
      especially since condemnation is whatever one deems.

  2. Charlie says:

    “New BBQ is sure to enrage”

    Article has recipes for brisket, oysters, and chicken.

    Nothing to be enraged about here. Just another yankee writing about something he obviously knows nothing about.

  3. Noway says:

    Quick question: Does anyone know if Herman has held Bootz’ listeners since Neal left? Was surfing and heard Cain still talking about 9-9-9.

      • I occasionally tune in for 5 to 10 minutes now and then. There’s a variety of things I don’t particularly care for about his show, but the biggest is his insistence on raising his voice / yelling into the mic. If I can’t hear you well enough, I can turn up the volume on my radio. No need to yell.

      • Noway says:

        Good one, John! I doubt it, too. I want to like him because I liked Boortz. It isn’t the same, though. Any ideas of a political show to listen to when on the road from 9-12?

  4. Harry says:

    “The Pope is linking being pro-life with having a correct understanding of the true nature of marriage. His words will be of great assistance to pro-life organisations who are fighting homosexual ‘marriage’. We know that the homosexual attack on marriage is an attack on the family, which is the best protector of children, both born and unborn.”

    • saltycracker says:

      Perhaps this is an example of where we stop demanding that government define culture and get back to individual rights and religious freedom. The SCOTUS just expanded a group when some excluded wanted in, because shrinking the club of spousal privileges was not the financial preference.

  5. Dr. Monica Henson says:

    NCAA indentured servitude:

    In men’s D-I collegiate money sports, the term “student-athlete” is a ridiculous sham. (Not sure why the women at those schools are able to attend classes & graduate and the men can’t seem to in most cases.) The universities should stop calling them students, hire the athletes as full-time employees with benefits, compensate them on a sliding scale to reflect the huge sums their skills generate in entertaining alumni and other paying fans, and allow them to get degrees if they choose at no cost to them.

    • MattMD says:

      This is a really stupid idea. First, it violates Title 9. Second, getting a 30-50K education and a showcase for your talents is not “indentured servitude”. Learn some history, please.

      • Lea Thrace says:

        Except most of them aren’t getting that education. At least not in a meaningful way that impacts their life (i.e. a degree). Graduation rates of student athletes is abysmal.

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