Morning Reads for Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

President Eisenhower signed the bill that brought NASA into existence on this day in 1958. Aren’t y’all surprised we don’t have Belle Boyd Balls*? Anyway, the Cleopatra of the Succession was captured on this day in 1862. Morning Reads, after the jump,



  • Google Wants Guinea Pigs for a New Medical Study.  Here’s why I’d volunteer. (Re/Code)
  • When Yahoo Reigned Supreme (Priceonomics)
  • 10 Things Americans Have Suddenly Stopped Buying (Time)
  • Billion-Dollar Billy Beane (FiveThirtyEight)
  • If you can’t choose wisely, pick at random (Aeon)
  • The Fascinating…Frustrating…Fascinating History of Autocorrect (Wired)
  • Britney Spears is a pop queen. And pop queens don’t need to sing. (Vox)
  • If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist? (Nautilus)
  • Just Undo It: The LeBron James Profile That Nike Killed (Deadspin)
  • The People Everyone is Talking About, A Must See Jounrey…What Now? (CNN)



  • The transcript from the ethics trial indicates the memo was relevant (BrookhavenPost)
  • So it falls to someone from Bainbridge to explain why marijuana is so bad (wctv)
  • Politico’s analysis of the Nunn memo (politico)
  • Jimmy Carter has limited role in grandson’s campaign (ajc)
  • Politifact gives Deal’s Axelrod statement a “False” (ajc)
  • A neighborhood post-Braves (clatl)
  • Brooke Hatfield is a literary philanthropist (bittersoutherner)

*Not saying we should,  you understand.




  1. Since it’s an open thread, I noticed something on one of my old posts as I was leaving it in a comment for Harry on another thread.

    Since it’s not a name like Smith or Baker, any chance that Sasha Dlugolenski in Clint’s complaint to the Inspector General is the daughter of Debbie Dlugolenski (Georgia Lottery Corporation board member and Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget) and likely (step?)daughter to Regent Dean Alford? Whew, the nepotism runs deep.

  2. Michael Silver says:

    Jay Bookman gets pawnd regarding the story about Michelle Nunn’s organization and its support for a group with ties to Hamas.

    I’m sure this won’t financial link won’t bother the Jewish Americans, who she is expecting to fund her campaign. I mean, its not like the leading Democrat in the US (President Obama) would demand Israel to accept Hamas’ terms for a ceasefire.

    “Israeli government sources on Saturday night accused US Secretary of State John Kerry of “completely capitulating” to the demands of Hamas and its champion Qatar in drafting the Gaza war ceasefire proposal that Israeli ministers unanimously rejected on Friday.”

    Ooops. We didn’t mean for the money-folk living in the Democrat Shetl to learn about the Democrats love and admiration of Hamas.

  3. Over one thousand French Jews have left France for Israel during a ten-day time span in mid-July. I didn’t know this: “France is home to Europe’s largest Jewish and Muslim populations and has roughly 500,000 Jews and approximately five millions Muslims.”

    Every generation feels that their current events are leading up to Armageddon (Cold War, etc), and I get that it’s simply fear-mongering in order to exert control. Will Jody Hice be issuing a press release on the Jews returning to Israel?

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