Confirmed: California acquifers contaminated with billions of gallons of fracking wastewater (Desmogblog).
How to cut a kiwi and an avocado with ease (YouTube).
Because I really like this movie ... Good Will Hunting: An Oral History (Boston Magazine).
"American Sniper's" biggest lie: Clint Eastwood has a delusional Fox News problem (Salon).
Pope Francis revolution: Inside the catastrophic collapse of the Catholic right (Salon).
Trans man rejected by his Catholic Church, so Pope Francis invites him to the Vatican for a hug (Addicting Info).
NATIONAL SECURITY STATE RUN AMOK
CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents (CBC News Canada).
The new NYPD counter-terrorist unit will also police social justice protests (Vox).
"They can do whatever the f*** they want": Inside the FBI's disturbing quest for domestic terrorists (Alternet).
Supreme Court rules 8-1 citizens have no protection against 4th amendment violations by police ignorant of the law (DC Clothesline).
The Bible backs same-sex couples: Point by point, why conservatives are wrong (Salon).
Gay Alabama lawmaker threatens to expose colleagues' marital infidelities (Huffington Post).
Grover Norquist turns on his anti-tax bae Sam Brownback (Mother Jones).
GOP representative tells staff: Ask Muslim visitors to pledge allegiance (The Texas Tribune).
REPUBLICANS AND THE MIDDLE CLASS
Bernie Sanders shows how Reagan helped destroy the middle class (Huffington Post).
Bill Maher drops a reality bomb on Republicans who pretend to care about the middle class (Politics USA).
Republicans want you to think Social Security has a funding problem. Don't believe them (The Week).
KERN COUNTY IN THE NEWS
The 'Oil Capital of California' has declared a fiscal emergency (Wolf Street).
Crude Contagion: California's Kern county declares fiscal emergency due to plunging oil prices (Zero Hedge).
How the government put tens of thousands of people at risk of a deadly disease (Mother Jones).
KOCH INSPIRED NEWS
The solar wars come to Indiana (Safe Energy).
Koch-backed network to spend $1 billion to influence 2016 elections (Washington Post).
The real threat to America (Hint: It's not socialism) (Nation of Change).
GRIM REAPER STUFF
When should you die? Actuarially speaking (Strategy and Analytics).
9 grim facts about serial killers you wish you never knew (Strategy and Analytics).
They said what? The shocking last statements from death row (Strategy and Analytics).
Sarah Palin complains that 'quasi-right' Fox News thinks she's a joke: 'This is war' (Raw Story).
How the White House hilariously demoted Fox from being a "news" organization (Reverb Press).
Even Fox News is outraged at Boehner and Netanyahu's plan to undermine Obama (Vox).
If you don't understand how people fall into poverty, you're probably a sociopath (The Guardian).
A whiny Wall Street banker (Jamie Dimon) pleads for pity (Nation of Change).
Ten facts about the "estate tax" that you should know (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities).
The Netanyahu disaster: The Israeli prime minister has two tasks, and he's failing at both (The Atlantic).