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According to science, kids like chocolate and other flavored cigars. So do mechanics, strippers, rappers, and everyone else.

International
Indecision and no good options has led to the failed US attempt to diffuse the Egyptian crisis.

In recent years, Kingston’s most violent neighborhoods have broken from Jamaica’s violent past.

National
Looking for a Masters degree? Get it online.

Arts & Leisure
Returning to comedy via Funny or Die, Chappelle is back.

Sunday Business
How Jeff Bezos’ past in business helps us know what to expect at the Washington post.

Sunday Review
Maureen Dowd on Hillary, the Clinton Foundation, and MONEY! Margaret Sullivan on the Clinton campaign in waiting.

Travel
The draw of California’s Mount Tamalpais for a recently-divorced writer.

Magazine
With a struggling economy and increasing inequality, a debate on the merits of giving money directly to the poor.

Book Review
Three books that unearth the politics of our day and how our leaders see themselves.

Sports Sunday
Russel Baze is the winningest jockey you’ve never heard of. [awesome multimedia experience]

tuesday reading list

 

“Every human being, every citizen has the right to request asylum under the declaration of human rights, under inter-American legislation, under our constitution or our law on foreigners. Snowden has the right to request asylum and it’s our country’s sovereign right to grant asylum or not. When the time comes we will decide.”

~ Ecuadorian President Rafael Corea

rebuffs threats from Washington

and Snowden’s pleas for asylum

Just 2 years after gaining independence, South Sudan depends largely on oil exports for sustenance. With reserves running low, it needs to diversify its economy.

With elections slated to happen in 7 months, the Egyptian army picks Finance Minister El-Beblawi as Premier.

Machiavelli says that it is better to be feared than loved, but the rabblerousers at Harvard say “be loved first, then feared.”

Eight years before Seal Team 6, Osama Bin Laden was pulled over for speeding in Pakistan. But those eight years brought us one kick-ass movie!

As the US prepares to leave Afghanistan (possibly with zero troops on the ground), isn’t it time we sat down and talked to the Taliban about our future apart?

“I don’t want to compare this to the civil-rights movement,” an Alabama man told National Journal‘s Ben Terris earlier this year, “but there is a parallel there.” And now, that arc of history has finally bent fully toward justice: After years of painful battles, home-brewing your own beer is legal in every state in America.

~ National Journal

It ain’t easy being John Boehner.

Though Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood have cracked down on Egyptian Identity, it is unlikely that we’ll see another revolution.

Just like those payments to the 1% (more than twice the % of the US population who are actually farmers) in the US, European farm subsidies are blatant payouts to the wealthy.

Thursday should be the new Friday. The four-day workweek is more enjoyable and more productive.

In case (for some ridiculous reason) you forgot, the New York Times thinks that the Civil War still matters.

monday reading list

“I tend to think the idea of fair and balanced is amiss – you never achieve that – but there’s something beautiful about putting your future in the hands of people, of normal citizens.”

~ Ben Montgomery of the Tampa Bay Times

on the jury selection in the George Zimmerman case

While millions protest in Egypt’s streets, demanding the ouster of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, we ask who would better articulate solutions to the country’s now chronic issues?

Continuing the political and humanitarian crises in Kashmir, both a policeman and a rebel were killed yesterday in the most recent clash.

Before the word ‘conservative’ ceases to have meaning, the modern right should take a look at Edmund Burke and the originators of conservative thought.

Adding to the long list of health care woes, it now appears that the US method of childbirth is the most expensive (yet not the most effective) method in the world.

You may have heard about Rick Rubin bringing Kanye’s Yeezus to minimalist roots, but you may not have realized that he has been in your ears for most of your life.

With Everest now containing everything but an escalator to bring climbers to its peak, it is little wonder that climbers have a reinvigorated obsession with Alaska’s Denali.

wednesday reading list

“If you don’t have anything profound to say, don’t say anything at all.”

~ Future Twitter Prompt

You probably saw his interview on the Daily Show. With threats from the Morsi government now just part of his life, Bassem Youssef has become the most important man in Egypt.

Are America and Russia in a war to out-embarrass each other’s spy agencies, or has anti-Americanism in Russia brought the metaphorical public beating back into style.

Can 3D printing with nutrient-based ink help us print our own meals, give us pizza on Mars, and feed the world?  Define feed.

Months after Inside Climate News won the Pulitzer Prize for covering the Dilbit (Canadian tar sand sludge) spill in the Kalamazoo River, ICN now asks why data on the spill is rapidly disappearing from the EPA’s website.

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