Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 20, 2014


George Burns (née Nathan Birnbaum) was born on this day in 1896, and Iran released 52 hostages minutes after Ronald Reagan was sworn in in 1981. Rhymed Reads after the jump…

  • John Lewis on “Selma” on Lyndon Johnson’s role (LA Times)
  • And whatever did Lewis’s backpack hold? (GaVoice)
  • 12-Hour Windows for Healthy Weights (Well)
  • Experience is Simply the Name We Give Our Mistakes (Notes from the Hedge)
  • Republicans are worried that Cruz’s Immigration Crusade
  • has left many angry and few swayed (Bloomberg)
  • Climate Change is the focus of the Pope (Business Insider)
  • Formation-flying satellites link up to create giant virtual telescope(The Guardian)
  • While Americans views on global warming are being rearranged (WonkBlog)
  • 2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Skeptics of Climate Change (NYT)
  • Drones are getting better fast, it was only a matter of time (The Verge)
  • The Picasso Variations: Why the painter’s late work veers from the sloppy to the sublime. (The Nation)
  • Inside the World’s Most Advanced Coffee Laboratory (Vice)
  • The Next Growth Area in Energy isn’t Oil, Wind, or Solar. It’s the Battery. (Slate)
  • The NY Police vs. the Mayor, who’s on top? (NYRoB)
  • The Dark Science of Pop (The Atlantic)
  • Computer know all your feels  (New Yorker)
  • The Cannabis Queen of Beverly Hills (NYT Magazine)


  1. xdog says:

    AG Eric Holder on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without warrants or criminal charges.

    This is a big deal. Federal law was easy to apply and allowed most of confiscated funds and property to go to local and state cops–since 2008, more than 55,000 seizures worth $3 billion.

    Exceptions remain for illegal firearms, ammunition, explosives, and child porn.

    Holder limits seized asset program

    • Noway says:

      This is the right thing to do. Seizing assets without due process was purely sanctioned theft and a scam from the very beginning. I know the Supremes declared it constitutional by some bizarre logic but it ain’t. “Prove to me you got this money in a legal manner! “Prove that I didn’t.” “Until then, go away.” Now, apply it to the federal level.

  2. Read the fine print on that NASA report that 2014 was the hottest on record… it says there is a 48% likelihood that 2014 was the hottest. That means less than 50/50 chance, but we don’t want to upset the global warming hysteria mantra do we?

  3. Noway says:

    American Sniper is a must see! What a story of an American hero! Bradley Cooper is great and Eastwood at 83 is, well, Eastwood.

Comments are closed.