Morning Reads for Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Greetings from Priego de Córdoba! On this date in history, the Battle of Hastings was fought, Dwight Eisenhower was born, Martin Luther King won the Nobel Peace Prize, and Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier. Morning Reads after the jump…


  • Finding a Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich—Then Vegas Made Them Pay (Wired)
  • Drones and Everything After: The flying, spying, killing machines that are turning humans into superheroes (NY Mag)
  • How Gary Hart’s Downfall Forever Changed American Politics (NY Times)
  • The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears  (Outside)
  • The Pitchforks Are Coming…For Us Plutocrats (Politico)
  • The Mythology of Dog Years (Priceonomics)
  • It’s Official: Partisan Rancor Worst in Over a Century (Bloomberg)
  • Climate change, Benghazi, the Fed: The science behind the right’s irrational obsession with conspiracies (Salon)
  • China, The Troika, and Don’t Be Evil: A Master Class In Google (Medium)
  • How Libertarians Would Handle an Ebola Outbreak in Texas (Newsweek)
  • What the Garbageman Knows (NewYorker)
  • For Europeans without oceans, a lake becomes a sea (CNN Photo)
  • Stop what you’re doing, a Vermont debate is about to ruin your attempt to be productive (vpt)


  • David Perdue and his removed passage about India (ajc)
  • Nathan Deal and the healing power of water (ajc)
  • Questions asked after Laurens Police kill a man in his home (13wmaz)
  • Transgender student makes Cobb high school homecoming court (mdj)
  • Bass drum of death hates you (bittersoutherner)
  • Voting rights are going to get their day in court (clatl)
  • early voting gets off to a busy start (gainesvilletimes)
  • Regents expand distance learning, request $212.7 million in campus construction* – (saportareport)

*ignore inherent contradiction in policy/headline





  1. Noway says:

    Romney getting pressured to run again? Give me a break. He’ll just be pilloried again as a rich, down-sizer of jobs by the press and class warfare industry. Even with all of Hillary’s baggage, he wouldn’t stand a chance. Isn’t there anyone on the Repub side who inspires?

  2. Noway says:

    I agree wholeheartedly, Harry, but the race industry will pound him just as badly. And with sympathetic media coverage against anything not progressive-Democrat, I think he’s be gone in the primary. His Repub competition would do the same thing. The clincher for me was when Gingrich was pounding Romney in 2012 with his populist, class warfare horse squeeze. But, it works. Envy is the ugliest emotion out there.

    • Harry says:

      Even if it’s true that Cruz is gone in the primaries, we should still give him our support. I also like Rand Paul. And I still like Romney. They each have their strong points. Am I a political whore or what?

      • Robbie says:

        Thanks. For the most part, the MDJ article was ok, but they had two glaringly wrong mistakes. That was one, the other was using the phrase, “became a girl.” She was always a girl, it’s just that she became open about it.

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