Morning Reads for Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

When the Chrysler Building (above) was finished on this day in 1930 it was the tallest building in the world. 11 months later the Empire State Building surpassed it in height, but not in beauty.  Morning Reads after the jump…


  • Georgia’s secessionists must have been thrilled to read this (SoS)
  • Georgia Tech Baseball Claims the ACC Title (Telegraph)
  • UGa Students try to unearth a house within a house (FloridaTimes)
  • Bill Goldberg went to Georgia because of a bottle of Wild Turkey (USAToday)
  • A quarter of Georgians get their water from untreated wells (AugustaChronicle)
  • So you want to buy a winery on the cheap (DailyJournal)
  • Georgia Senior Health Care is pretty bad (AthensBannerHerald)
  • Republicans won’t accept Medicaid expansion out of spite (Flagpole)


  • The case for Reparations (Atlantic)
  • Georgia Senate Primary and what it means (Economist)
  • Everything Is Broken: Don’t be fooled — your tech barely functions (Medium)
  • How Gamblers Get Hot (New Yorker)
  • Beauty ≠ truth: Scientists prize elegant theories, but a taste for simplicity is a treacherous guide. (Aeon)
  • No Time: How did we get so busy? (New Yorker)
  • The Great Smartphone War: Apple vs. Samsung (Vanity Fair)
  • The Man Who Made Libertarians Wrong about the Constitution (New Republic
  • The Case of the Vanishing Honey Bee: Pesticides and the Perfect Crime (Earthjustice)
  •  When moderation is no virtue (Economist)
  • 21 things ACA does that you didn’t know about (Vox)

This, friends, is an open thread. Please use the comments to elucidate your conspiracy theories.


  1. saltycracker says:

    Conspiracy theories ? See above – several to pick from – neonics at Loews and Home Depot – now when I look at my flowers I see dead bees……

    Lawyers are gamblers out to destroy our God given, constitutional right to search for peace, truth, beauty and happiness.

  2. Lea Thrace says:

    It really bothers me that no one seems to have caught the incorrect date in the post title. Urgh.

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