Denied. Morning Reads after the jump.
- Democrats seek candidates to run in every statewide race/DPG seeks high profile African Americans to run for lower offices to help increase turnout among base voters. (increases voting likelihood by 6% according to this study. Note to Republicans, Black Republican candidates show no or a slightly negative effect on overall Black turnout, so feel free to run more African American candidates, it likely won’t hurt you.)
- Burrell Ellis and the the arrogance defense. Note to politicos, think of quid pro quo as an understanding rather than an agreement.
- Money quote: “They have this policy that they don’t feel comfortable giving to political campaigns. … I have a real problem with them getting the level of business they get … they’re one of the biggest beneficiaries and they won’t give? That’s gonna be part of the conversation.”
- Lilburn police officer does her part to get rid of drugs. To be fair, the evidence locker is kind of tempting.
- In a triumph of good government over bad, the attempt to glom an anti-undocumented immigrant driver’s license arrangement onto a bill about driving military vehicles on the road failed on crossover day.
- Protip: Want to watch House of Cards but lack a netflix subscription? Go read Richard III instead.
- Speaking of such: “Despiteful tidings! O unpleasing news!” The House passed a clearly unconstitutional drug testing of “food stamp” recipients bill.
- AJC Reports on Atlanta local government officials’ travel costs. Kasim Reed leads the pack, as you’d expect but only slightly trailing is Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Shepherd. Where’s she going?
- You thought Common Core was bad? Just wait until you see the fix!
- Charlie says it’s “anti-science“.
- The AJC’s Maureen Downey says we’re throwing students under the bus:
- Myra Blackmon of the Athens Banner Herald says we’re listening to the wrong people:
- And WABE/NPR has a detailed look at the various problems this bill creates with data:
and your national reads, so you can feel well informed:
- Watch out, creative class: Robots are coming after your jobs, too (Quartz)
- Science vs. journalism, in one chart (Washington Post)
- How the Media Missed the Story of the Millennium: One Climate Blockbuster after Another (Juan Cole) see also “Climate Change is Now More Certain Than Ever,” New Report Says (Universe Today)
- A review of Her by Ray Kurzweil (KurzweilAI)
- Yelp Data Reveals Top 100 Places to Eat (Yelp)