A glass half-full view of academic fraud in political science (Washington Post).
Surprise: Using air-conditioning saves gas (USA Today).
When Hollywood sold America on evil: Stunning PBS Frontline doc reveals the depth of CIA propaganda (Salon).
America: Not the home of the Brave, but of the scared S*#tless (Truth Out).
THIS SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING
The numbers are staggering: The U.S. is 'world leader' in child poverty (Raw Story).
No lunch for you: School district fires kitchen manager for giving free meals to students (RT).
Over pumping of Central Valley groundwater creating a crisis, experts say (LA Times).
The Kansas Supreme Court challenged the Republican's agenda. Their solution: Replace the judges (Mother Jones).
"The Art of the Gouge": NYU as a model for predatory higher education (Truth Out).
WHEN PROSECUTORS GO BAD
For the first time ever [?], a prosecutor will go to jail for wrongly convicting an innocent man (World Truth).
Big problems at Orange County District Attorney's Office (Orange County Register / Erwin Chemerinsky).
Judge disqualifies all 250 prosecutors in Orange County, CA because of widespread corruption (Daily Kos).
STUFF TO PONDER
Did Market-Leninism win the cold war? Welcome to the new post-industrial despotism (The Nation).
Meet the American banker who helped Hitler loot Jewish gold - while spying for the OSS (Tablet).
What's the value of life? Oh, about a little less than $25,000 ... DuPont has been fined $99,000 for 11 safety violations that killed four people (if they had been fetuses, would it make a difference?) (Delaware Online).
CHARTER SCHOOL'S FAILING GRADE(S)
Part I: Feds spent $3.3 billion fueling charter schools but no one knows what it's bought.
Part II: Lack of oversight of charter schools designed as a plus; More than $3.3 billion spent.
Part III: Charter school "flexibility" linked to major failures; More than $3.3 billion in taxes spent.
Part IV: Accountability? How overseers let charters off the hook; $3.3 billion spent.
GREET YOUR CONSERVATIVE FRIENDS WITH THESE OPENERS
11 Bible verses that evangelical Christians like to ignore (Raw Story).
The best and worst states for women in America (with charts/maps), and they're definitely not in the south (Washington Post).
Military veterans slam Republicans for killing a bill supporting veterans (Samuel Warde).
This guy from Baltimore is raising a Christian army to fight ISIS ... What could go wrong (Mother Jones)?
Study: Yep, American presidents are guided by wealthy elites (TPM).
Obama on Baltimore riots: It's about decades of inequality (Mother Jones).
Orioles executive on the Baltimore riots: It's the inequality stupid (Mother Jones).
The Federal Reserve Board's payroll tax on our children (Truth Out).