Morning Reads for Tuesday, August 25th, 2014


  • Most qualified person ever seeks Cordele public defender job (ajc)
  • Kasim Reed has some thoughts on the death of Michael Brown (clatl)
  • Commissioner Boyer has resigned in the first casualty in the P-Card/Me-Card kerfuffle (ajc)
  • Sam Olens appears to be getting the hair dryer treatment in sanctions hearing (ajc)
  • Top to bottom review of regent schools athletic programs likely to find redundancies at tailback (onlineathens)
  • Arthur Blank’s challenge is to improve transit and education (clatl)
  • Convicted child molesters getting guns (ajc)
  • Ocmulgee Judge who died too soon remembered (Dailyreport)
  • All your (Statesboro area radio) base are belong to Cecil Staton no longer,
  • Meet your new radio overlord, Neal Ardman. (statesboroherald)
  • Why would you have breakfast with the Beer Wholesalers? (clatl)
  • Parties plan to reach out to non-whites (SavannahNow)


  • Convicting Darren Wilson Will Be Basically Impossible (New Republic)
  • Myth #1: ISIS is crazy and irrational (Vox)
  • These are the 25 most popular mobile apps in America (Quartz)
  • Jeff Bridges has his own ways of navigating Hollywood and making art (WSJ)
  • The amazing tale of the North Woods Hermit (GQ)
  • The Making of Vladimir Putin (Politico)
  • Profits Without Prosperity: Corporate profits and markets have recovered. The rest of America has not (Harvard Business Review)
  • The Soft-Kill Solution: New frontiers in crowd compliance (Harper’s)
  • Sources of American Political Dysfunction: Institutions in Decay (Foreign Affairs)
  • Saving Horatio Alger: Equality, Opportunity, and the American Dream (Brookings)
  • The Hedge Fund and the Despot: Mugabe and Och-Ziff Capital Management (Businessweek)
  • Evaporated in Syria, the World’s Most Dangerous Place for Journalists (Vanity Fair)
  • Wrecking an Economy Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry (New Republic)
  • A History of This^, #This, and This (Medium)
  • Lorne Again (Grantlandsee also ‘SNL’ Political Secrets Revealed: Hillary’s “Entitlement,” the Sketch Obama Killed and the Show’s “Karl Rove” (Hollywood Reporter)


  1. saltycracker says:

    Burger King buying Tim Horton is an interesting inversion look.
    The new company will be domiciled in Canada to avoid double international taxation.
    The stock will be traded on the NY and Toronto exchanges.
    Global operations will be split between Miami and Ontario.
    In the $12.6 billion dollar deal Warren Buffett put in $3 billion, big banks J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo loaned $9..5 billion.

    Buffett via BH noted they will have no voice in the management – which should appease his Demo buds and help railroad some anti-truck legislation.–sector.html

  2. Harry says:

    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted the “Politically Correct Police” and said most Americans find “Washington” more offensive than “Redskins.”

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