Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.
— Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution

Happy State of the Union Day! Remember to drink when the President asks Congress to do something we all know full well they will not do. Morning Reads after the jump! 


  • Quit your job and intern for the women’s caucus (Macon)
  • Ex-Cobb Security chief warned that Braves will make Cobb cop-less (AJC)
  • Fugitive banker mixed money and preachin’ (AJC)
  • Deal dips into reserves to fix insurance, hopes complainers will now get back to teachin’ (AJC)
  • (though there’s some suggestion that in blaming Obamacare he was overreachin’ (AJC))
  • Sen Fort, nine others want Medicaid expanded, were arrested and charged with a case of the Mondays (Cl-Atl)
  • Campus carry removed, some students elated, others sad, to miss out on gunplay (ABH)

Not Georgia.

  • Make ISPs into “common carriers,” says former FCC commissioner (Ars Technica)
  • A Vindicated Snowden Says He’d Like to Come Home (New Yorker)
  • Ezra Klein Is Joining Vox Media as Web Journalism Asserts Itself (NY Times)
  • Q&A: Ezra Klein Promises “A Completely Different Product” (BuzzFeed)
  • How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: Responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming (Grist)
  • Tech billionaire compares self to Jews under the Nazis, fears pogrom (LA Times)
  • The Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop Critics’ Poll: Top 10 Albums By Year, 1971-2013 (Village Voice)
  • Most Germans don’t buy their homes, they rent. Here’s why (Quartz)
  • The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages (Pando Daily)


  1. Ed says:

    Bruce, Dylan, REM, U2, Green Day, Foo Fighters and the B-52s are part of no actual top-10 anything.

    And really, “Metallica” is what they went for? Yes it was their last half-decent album but no way better than “Master of Puppets.”

    • analogkid says:

      Agree. However, that every Kanye West album, even the ones long after he stopped being good, made that year’s top 10 list (and a lot of the #1 slots), discredits the poll more than any other of the many, many, obvious flaws.

  2. chamblee54 says:

    One day in the eighth grade, PG had a sore spot in his eye. They called it a stye. One afternoon, he got out of school, walked to Lenox Square, saw a doctor, and got some eye drops.
    When he left the doctor’s office, there was a man, standing in front of Rich’s on the sidewalk, selling a newspaper. He had blond hair down past his shoulders. PG asked what the newspaper was. Mostly politics, he said. PG gave him fifteen cents for a copy of “The Great Speckled Bird”.

  3. Ellynn says:

    So the ‘Shrine to Braves Baseball’ will be designed by the artitect firm Populous out of Kansas City.

    Finnally they did something right. Populous use to be the sports division of the firm HOK. Besides a very nice list of past sports projects, they have two this going for them, they are the go to firm for retractable roofs, and they have better estimatetors.

  4. Scott65 says:

    ISP’s should have always been Title II services. We can thank Michael Powell for that one…didnt hurt that he got that cushy job working for the cable lobby after he left the FCC. Someone should explain why VOIP rules should be all that different than POTS…they are the same service as far as the end user is concerned. If they dont reclassify and say you have Comcast as your phone provider, they are under no obligation to complete your call. AT&T cant do that (at least on wired lines). The FCC is a joke…and its been a joke for a long time

    • Ellynn says:

      We don’t have any here. Yet.

      I saw saw the photos of the I-75 parking lot. As a person who learned to drive at 14 on a frozen lake – even drove through Milwaukee in a blizzard this last Decemebr, this bogles my mind.

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