Tunisia's golden age of crony capitalism (Washington Post).
Burger King baby left in bathroom 27 years ago finds birth mom (Trove).
With thousands of preschoolers suspended AG Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Anne Duncan are stunned by discipline figures (Center for Public Integrity).
Five signs that solar energy may be taking over the world (Nation of Change / Juan Cole).
POLITICS IN AMERICA
The new tribalism (Nation of Change / Robert Reich).
An excuse to do nothing ... Paul Ryan's cruel agenda (Eugene Robinson / Buzz Flash).
Dark money and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Majority of money given by just 64 entities (Truth Out).
The health care industry sow fear and doubt, use spin doctors and front groups to sow fear about Obamacare (Wendell Potter / Center for Public Integrity).
These Time magazine covers help us understand how myopic America really is (Business Insider).
STUFF THAT NEEDS FIXIN'
Extremists in the education debate are undermining education (Nation of Change).
Academia is under the influence of our myopic and divisive political world (Truth Out).
Inherited wealth is an injustice. Let's end it (The Guardian).
Microsoft defends its right to read your email (CNNMoney).
More evidence that half of America is in or near poverty (Nation of Change)
RISE OF THE MACHINE / NATIONAL SECURITY RUN AMOK
Rise of the Machine(s): NSA plans to infect 'millions' of computers, and may even lose control of the process by using a malware system implant (named TURBINE) that does it automatically (RT).
Spy agencies - and not the politicians - hold all the cards in Washington (The Nation).
Edward Snowden's TED talk offers guided tour of NSA leaks (Nation of Change).
New Snowden leak reveals that the NSA routinely hacks system administrators (RT).
Police keep quiet about cell-tracking technology (the "Stingray" device) that pretends it's a cell tower to attract calls (ABC News).
America's workers: Stressed out, overwhelmed, totally exhausted (The Atlantic).
The overprotected kid, and they're not any safer (The Atlantic).
Let kids play with fire, and other rules for good parenting (The Atlantic).
Current Iran "crisis" began with overthrow of democratically elected government in 1953 ... Which is something that any student who has read "All The Shah's Men" in one of my classes understands (Truth Out).
Secret service agents on Obama detail sent home after a night of drinking in the Netherlands (Washington Post).
Virginia girl's style not considered feminine enough for Christian school (Washington Post).
The Danish zoo that killed a giraffe in front of kids puts down four lions (The Guardian).