Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

January 14, 2014 6:00 am

by Stefan · 11 comments

Happy New Year, if you use the Julian calendar, or if you do not, happy first presidential airplane flight, by FDR, in the Dixie Clipper, above. After the jump, your Morning Reads!



  • Cobb commissioners might have violated open meetings  (Atlanta)
  • Shrimp harvest has been less than teeming (BrunswickNews)
  • For spreading AIDS, man in Clayton is on trial,
  • but now a group has come to his defense via a theory that is vile, (AJC)
  • Out with Tom Watson, in with Martin Luther King? (AJC)
  • Deal wants all the learnin’ that increased bandwidth can bring (AJC)
  • And while he’s at it, he’s got a plan to privatize foster care (AJC)
  • And Galloway’s take on the changing prospects of cannabis, if you dare (AJC)
  • Oh and ShagAtlanta, among things you missed (MostExcitingWorld)
  • Macon needs Gold Dome help so class isn’t dismissed (GPB)
  • Atlanta;s best bad decision bars (Thrillist)
  • Oh and lastly, welcome back ATL’s homegrown stars. (Pitchfork)



  • Is it possible our lives are Ponzi Schemes? (Boston Review)
  • Why The Christie Mess Is Even Worse Than It Seems (BuzzFeed)
  • Drinking from the Twitter firehose: I love the stream (Gigaom)
  • San Francisco’s New Gold Rush: How Techies Are creating the City Supreme (WSJ)
  • 5 reasons Chris Christie might be lying, or this week in enthymeme (Salon)
  • How the World Gets Its Caffeine Fix (Priceonomics)
  • How The Content Industry Almost Killed Blockbuster And Netflix (TechCrunch)
  • Colorado’s Legal Weed creates  Strange Economics (Businessweek)
  • Your USB cable, the spy: Inside the NSA’s catalog of surveillance tricks (Ars Technica)
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Healthcare Slowdown (The Atlantic)
  • Shawn White issues a Flying Tomato Throwdown (NY Times)
  • How the ‘value trap’ holds Window PC makers profits tight (The Guardian)
  • Jeff Jampol keeps Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Tupac Shakur in the spotlight. (WSJ)


Thomas Adams (@GeorgiaCRE) January 14, 2014 at 6:27 am

Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 – Happy New Year, if you use the Julian calendar, or if you do not,…

2g Strategies (@2gstrategies) January 14, 2014 at 7:40 am

From @peachpundit Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

TheEiger January 14, 2014 at 7:48 am

So Political Insider is reporting that Gingrey is skipping the first debate this weekend. My prediction is that he doesn’t even qualify to run and drops out of the race very soon.

TheEiger January 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Gingrey refuses to participate in another debate. Looks like he is getting out of the race by the end of the month.

Stefan January 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm

see the Handel post by Charlie for poll results that might bolster your claim.

saltycracker January 14, 2014 at 8:09 am

AIDS: Vile theory- how has this group been successful in 57 0f 60 closed cases ?

Stefan January 14, 2014 at 10:36 am

It’s a mystery. It is going to trial today though, expected to last the rest of the week. Clayton County seems to have fallen into the trap that they feel they must prove AIDS exists before they can proceed with prosecution.

xdog January 14, 2014 at 8:13 am


I bet you say that to all the rhetoricians.

Stefan January 14, 2014 at 10:37 am

Just you.

Harry January 14, 2014 at 11:35 am
Ed January 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm

I’ve been to almost all of those 11 bars. Mr. Sleaze is one of my favorites. What’s funny is how much they “classed up the joint” and it is still awful.

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