NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after U.S. official handed over contacts, which produces little intelligence (The Guardian).
These Lego "brick-by-brick" soccer recreations are pretty cool (The Guardian).
The 7 most corrupt countries in the world (Wall St CheatSheet).
Chatanooga's taxpayer owned public internet is the fastest and cheapest in the U.S. (Democracy Now).
Which exports makes each country the most money (The Week).
WATCHING THE SUPREME COURT
Justice Scalia: Some times right, often wrong, but never in doubt (The Week).
The Supreme Court often edits its opinions after delivering them (Gawker).
RACE IN AMERICA ... STILL AN ISSUE
The resegregation of America's education system (The Atlantic).
Sorry conservatives, America is not close to being a colorblind country (The Week).
FROM WASHINGTON'S BLOG
81.5% of money created through Quantitative Easing is just sitting there, gathering dust ... instead of helping the economy (Washington Blog).
Taxes around the world (Washington Blog).
Tim Geithner uses Voodoo Economics to try and rationalize choosing the banks over America's homeowners (Washington Blog).
I've covered this elsewhere, but here's another take on why QE doesn't work (Washington Blog).
Less than a tenth of Bank of America's assets come from traditional banking deposits (Washington Blog).
Do we need banks or can we just cut out the middleman (Washingtons Blog)?
Concerns in Europe after the far-right gains in European Union election (Time).
Why no one cares about the EU elections -- and why they should (Huffington Post).
How Goldman Sachs can get paid to keep people out of jail (Bloomberg).
How the 19th century's 1 percent lived large (Ancestry).
Stark photos of inequality in Mexico City show a metropolis divided (Huffington Post).
Robert Gates: China, Russia are becoming more aggressive as they perceive U.S. pulling back (Huffington Post).