Friday, August 12, 2016

WEEKEND READING (Aug. 12, 2016)

Indiana House Leader resigns after texting sexually explicit video of himself cheating on wife to everyone on "Contacts" list (Salon).

Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama (Pew Research Center).

The great charter school rip-off: Finally, the truth catches up to education "reform" phonies (Salon).

These are the 4 of the biggest problems facing our Corporate-Dominated economy (Alternet).

New study proves Republicans are to blame for slow economy (The Guardian).

GOP busted for MASSIVE embassy security cuts starting in 2011 (Reverb Press).

By trying to destroy President Obama through unfettered anti-intellectualism, the GOP destroyed itself (The Intellectualist).

Woman has a romantic evening with her Tinder Date. Then he texts her to tell her she's fat (Little Things).

Nation with crumbling bridges and roads excited to build giant wall (The New Yorker).

Scientists: Earth endangered by new strain of fact-resistant humans (The New Yorker).

Rush Limbaugh bemoans CNN's "Instant Fact Check" that call out Trump lies (Media Matters).

Donald Trump's "self-funding" includes payments to family and his companies (NY Times).

Too good to check: Sean Hannity's tale of Trump rescue, that never happened (Washington Post).

Trump's 'Obama founded ISIS' comment exemplifies why his campaign is on the brink of doom (Washington Post).

These three states are making a Trump win basically impossible (Washington Post).

Meet the California couple who uses more water than every home in Los Angeles combined (Mother Jones).

This Lego-Style home can be built in a few weeks with just a screwdriver (Tech Insider).

A Chinese company 3-D printed 10 houses in a day (Business Insider).

How to hack an election in 7 minutes (Politico).

Louisiana GOPers blame OBAMA for slow Katrina response - even though the storm took place three YEARS before he took office (Daily News).

Hannity to WSJ editor: If Hillary wins "I will hold a**holes like you accountable" (Politico).

"The Bull Market just won't die", Citi laments as it sees "Red" everywhere (Zero Hedge).

Trump offers huge favors to billionaires, and calls it a big economic speech ... GOP presidential pick's policy would pave way for Wall Street looting of economy (Alternet).

The end of capitalism has begun (The Guardian).

So-called "post-capitalism" is just another crappy capitalist snowjob (Skewed News).

A world without work (The Atlantic).

Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism (The Guardian).

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich says the Gig economy can be a "nightmare" (Buzzfeed).

Angelo Mozilo - 25 people to blame for the financial crisis (Time).

Ireland jails three top bankers over 2008 banking meltdown (Reuters).

Neoliberalism - the ideology at the root of all our problems (The Guardian).

50 Republican officials make the case that Trump is a national security threat (Vox).

U.S. veteran homelessness slashed in half: What's behind the decline (CSM)?

Rigged Game: Ever wonder how Wall Street analysts are so good at forecasting? Hint, it's not their Excel skills (Zero Hedge).

- Mark

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