Morning Reads

Ease his pain: Shoeless Joe Jackson, maybe South Carolina’s greatest contribution to sport, might be reinstated tomorrow. He deserves to be in the Hall. Let’s all hope he gets there.

  • “Cowboy Doctors” and Health Costs (Harvard Magazine)
  • airbnb and the General Assembly (Clatl)
  • Fare thee well, Jonny Gomes, we’ll always have this: (mlb)
  • Ajc’s take on the proposed energy merger (Ajc)
  • One pan pasta! (slate)
  • German literary critic reviews the IKEA catalog (apartmenttherapy)
  • Overhaul of teacher pay, on the way (ajc)
  • Gerrymandering so hard, only one person left, and that was accidental (alternet)
  • Josh McKoon on Georgia’s big businesses (ajc)
  • Donald Trump Is Running A Perpetual Attention Machine (FiveThirtyEight)




  1. John Konop says:

    The Josh McKoon job killing strategy:

    1) If the company does not believe in discriminating against gay people in the name of God get out of Georgia and or shout up.

    2) No real plan for needed infastruture improvements in Georgia, just let the companies leave if they cannot move people, services and products.

    3) If you or your family dies on one of the 58 percent of bridges needing repairs, I guess McKoon thinks they never should of moved here anyways, unless you 100 percent agree with him on social issues.

    4) Bio medical industry one of our highest paying fastest growing industries, can move to another state unless they agree 100 percent with Josh McKoon on social issues.

    We are facing major economic issues around the world, and the above is what McKoon is focused on. Can we not do better?

  2. blakeage80 says:

    Someone in Atlanta must have thought politics was getting too quiet and figured they’ed go rattle the teacher’s cage. Lot’s of organizations, both for and non-profit have figured out how to reduce turnover get get great results out of their employees. I realize its harder for government to do, but I’m sure they can figure a way.

    Also, this made me think about the number of articles written over the past few years concerning millennials not just searching for higher pay in a job, but some deeper level of satisfaction. The reaction I’ve seen to this story by my teacher friends tells me this hypothesis is untrue, teaching is a horribly unfulfilling job or I have a bunch of greedy teacher friends.

  3. saltycracker says:

    NPR: Fiorina in for Sept debate…if she hangs on

    According to NPR’s analysis of the numbers, the new criteria work out to add Fiorina to the debate stage, at least for now. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would drop to the lowest of the top pack, No. 11, but still be included because he’s in the top 10 since mid-July. Here’s CNN:

    “If the eligibility window closed today, CNN’s analysis of polls conducted from July 16 shows that Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, John Kasich and Chris Christie would qualify for the top-tier debate. With today’s change, Fiorina would also qualify for the top-tier debate.”

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