Morning Reads for Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

July 9, 2013 6:34 am

by Stefan · 21 comments

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)

John Vestal July 9, 2013 at 7:35 am

Petition filed Monday with SCOTUS challenging FISA court-granted data-collecting authority.

xdog July 9, 2013 at 9:12 am

I don’t how the AJC passed on this: Anna Benson, the estranged wife of ex-pitcher Kris Benson, was arrested after allegedly raiding Kris’ apartment with a gun and a metal baton, all while wearing a bulletproof vest.

griftdrift July 9, 2013 at 10:23 am
xdog July 9, 2013 at 10:45 am

Your eyes are better than mine, or maybe I was subconsciously avoiding the Anna mugshot on the other side of the link. Scary.

saltycracker July 9, 2013 at 9:13 am

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 July 9, 2013 at 9:41 am

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

Charlie July 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

“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.

Noway July 9, 2013 at 10:18 am

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.

John Vestal July 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

I’m guessing your handle is the answer.

David Staples July 9, 2013 at 10:59 am

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 July 9, 2013 at 4:50 pm

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?

Dr. Monica Henson July 9, 2013 at 11:15 am

“Upstart chefs” + “Barbecue” = Culinary disaster #whenwilltheylearn?

Harry July 9, 2013 at 11:24 am

“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 July 9, 2013 at 3:15 pm

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.

Dr. Monica Henson July 9, 2013 at 11:26 am

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.

Noway July 9, 2013 at 5:04 pm

+10 Monica. Couldn’t agree more!

Joshua Morris July 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Nah. It wouldn’t be fun to watch anymore.

MattMD July 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

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 July 10, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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.

saltycracker July 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Lea, you can lead a horse to water……but….

ricstewart July 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Bulloch County Clerk of Court Teresa Tucker and four other current and former officials charged with felonies:

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