friday reading list

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Ohio State president, Mormon, and fecal sculpture, Gordon Gee, manages to insult, Notre Dame, Louisville, Kentucky, and the whole of the SEC all in one fell swoop. Gee violated the Mormons’ strict no sodomy policy when Rick Pitino put him on the receiving end.

After the recently successful drone strike in Pakistan, killing the number-two in the Pakistani Taliban, they have decided not to continue peace talks with Nawaz Sharif.

After losing out on the Communist Party elite for decades, Mao’s Red Flag luxury car is attempting to beat out Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz with these socialist movers and shakers both in China and abroad.

People of arts and letters have long kept their eyes fixed on the grasslands, forests, and mountains. Now it’s time for the humanities to take to the seas.

Despite Mitch’s freezing cold approval rating and Grimes’ negligible name recognition, the two are essentially tied in a Kentucky Senate poll.

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wednesday reading list

“I have decided next year I will not seek a fifth Congressional term

~ Rep. Michele Bachmann

Before al-Qaeda could pop their non-alcoholic champagne to celebrate the end of US drone strikes, the US resumed drone strikes in Pakistan with a lethal attack.

Wasted, lost, or victorious, Argentina’s decade under Kirchner rule shows the trend of Clinton or Bush-like dynasties in democracies around the world.

Rational people believe in conspiracy theories but can’t acknowledge that Jesus buried the dinosaur bones 5,000 years ago to trick the weakest believers.

Love literature? Major in something else. Need to learn a second language? Learn computer coding instead. Education is not about following your dreams.

That frightful day is approaching when we will pine for the reasonable administration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

best of the sunday times

Front Page
Get to know Pakistan’s current political and economic situation through the state of its railroads.

International
Hong Kong’s bookstores thrive as Chinese nationals buy mountains of exposés and dirt on the Chinese political elite.

Sunday Review
Thomas Friedman on drought, climate change, and the Syrian Civil War.

Travel
A case for getting away from the city and deep into the heart of nowhere.

Book Review
Ellen Ullman reviews Evgeny Morozov’s tirade against technology and internet centrists who believe that the internet is the answer to an imperfect humanity.

friday reading list

 

“Change is the process by which the future invades our lives.”

Alvin Toffler

It was tough to see how the bloody Syrian Civil War could have gotten any worse but, with Russia providing Bashar al-Assad with a batch of advanced anti-ship cruise missiles, it just got a lot worse.

There’s more jobs, more hours, better pay, and even some lower costs here in America. Here are 7 charts from Quartz on why Americans can handle a payroll tax hike.

With a bleak outlook for Pakistan’s elections, take the refreshing Shezan mango drink’s view of Pakistani politics.

Your uncle graduated from high school and he’s not taking sh-t from anyone. Here are a few one-liners from ClimateProgress on talking climate change with him.

A group of female morticians are taking the public education approach to fixing America’s unhealthy detachment from death and mortality.