Thomas Piketty ran the numbers on income inequality. Here's what he found (Think Progress).
Calls mount for outside probes of police shootings (The Hill).
Dear Gov. Snyder: You have to go to jail (Common Dreams).
Too funny ... Gym wildlife trolls the ridiculous environment that is every gym (College Humor).
IS THIS REALLY A SURPRISE?
Engineer finds examples of 'horrific' construction in tornado wreckage (Dallas Morning News).
Pentagon tells Congress to stop buying equipment it doesn't need (Military.com)
Man proudly "open carrying" new pistol is robbed of it at - wait for it - gunpoint (The Everlasting Gop Stoppers).
5 taxpayer handouts the Bundys receive (U.S. Uncut).
POLITICS IN AMERICA
Trump makes America hate, not great (The Hill).
Wow. Trump supporters tear up "God Bless America" and "America's ALREADY Great" signs (Facebook).
The sudden but well deserved fall of Rahm Emmanuel (The New Yorker).
THINGS WE REALLY SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT ...
4 things that were supposed to happen by 2016 because Obama was reelected (Think Progress).
President Obama catches Netanyahu bribing Republican congressmen to change their Iran votes (Daily News Bin).
The IMF confirms that 'trickle-down' economics is, indeed, a joke (Pacific Standard).
Here's what happened when these unarmed Native-American sisters defended their land from the Feds (U.S. Uncut).
We compared Obama and Reagan's executive orders; Republicans won't be happy (News Groopspeak).
SUNNI OR SHIITE?
How do Sunni and Shia Islam differ (NY Times)?
Questions rebels use to tell Sunni from Shiite (NY Times).
ARE YOU SERIOUS?
Ben Carson asks fifth-graders to single out the 'worst-student' in their class, and they did (Washington Post).
Maine Governor says drug traffickers come, sell drugs, and "impregnate a young, white girl" (Slate).
Pharma CEO: We're in business of shareholder profit, not helping the sick (U.S. Uncut).
Marco Rubio lobbied regulator for drug trafficking brother-in-law to get real estate license (Slate).
WE DON'T NEED MOTHER EARTH ... WE'VE GOT FREE MARKETS
More good news: The sixth mass extinction is under way (Truth Out).
As climate-induced floods hammer Britain Tories approve new fracking law (Truth Out).
Is technology making our attention span worse than that of a goldfish (IFLS)?
21 unbelievable facts about guns in America (The Fiscal Times).
Why China is rattling the world (NY Times).
China's state-backed companies to continue driving global semiconductor M&A activity (South China Morning Post).