Conservative school board members who pushed for 'patriotic' history get booted (Think Progress).
And the market favors to the banks continue ... Freedom Caucus votes for $17 billion in government payouts to banks through highway funding bill (Huffington Post).
Dorms for grownups: A solution for lonely Millennials (The Atlantic)?
Rupert Murdoch takes over National Geographic, then lays off award-winning staff (Reverb Press).
STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW/TALK ABOUT
'It's out, and it's UGLY': 10 reasons why TPP is a total freaking disaster (Reverb Press).
8 sneaky racial code words and why politicians love them (The Root).
Democratic Socialism has deep roots in American life (History News Network).
IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Is the economy overheating? Here's why it's so hard to say (NY Times).
As America's middle class collapses, no one is buying stuff anymore (Boing Boing).
Stiglitz: Here's how to fix inequality (The Atlantic).
BUSH 41 GOES OFF ON CHENEY/RUMSFELD
George H.W. Bush slams 'iron-ass' Cheney, 'arrogant' Rumsfeld in new biography. Also faults Bush 43 (Washington Post).
George H.W. Bush settles old scores with Cheney and Rumsfeld (The Atlantic).
TELL ME SWEET LITTLE LIES
4 predictions Republicans made about the economy that are really embarrassing now (Think Progress).
10 lies Republicans love to use to terrify Americans (Forward Progressives).
Exposing 5 of the biggest lies Republicans tell about the economy (Forward Progressives).
RELIGIOUS / CHRISTIAN LOSERS RUNNING AMOK
Republicans to rally with pastor (Kevin Swanson) who says God is about to destroy America due to gay marriage (Right Wing Watch).
Opal Covey, who came in last place in Toledo Mayoral race, claims she actually won (because God told her she did) but lost because of "another attack from the devil" (Patheos).
Pastor who prayed for Obama's death calls President communist 'bastard' with 'whore' mother (Addicting Info).
Mormon church bars same-sex couples and their children (NY Times).
Kevin Swanson: Sex slavery better than welfare (Right Wing Watch).
BEN CARSON WATCH
Ben Carson assures conservatives that his campus speech monitoring would only target liberals (Right Wing Watch).
Ben Carson says archaeologists are wrong about Egyptian pyramids, says they were built to store grains (Patheos).
Ben Carson caught in big lie about West Point "scholarship" (Crooks & Liars).
White middle-aged people in U.S. dying quicker than in any other developed nation - Princeton Study (Russian Times).
Programmers: Stop calling yourselves engineers ... it's ticking off the real engineers (The Atlantic).
Nuclear fuel has melted through base of Fukushima plant (The Telegraph).
Dog Talk: If you see your dog do this, this is what they're trying to tell you (Boredom Therapy).