Read — 2012/08/22
Today’s selection of articles includes:
- “Guide for the Perplexed“, by David Brooks (NY Times). I guess this is what happens when Joe Nocera takes the day off: The Republican presidential ticket gets endorsed by the NY Times. Seriously, though, Brooks isn’t afraid to admit that “[e]ntitlement spending is crowding out spending on investments in our children and on infrastructure”. I guess we’ll each have to decide whether we buy his assertion that “[t]he first priority in this election is to get a leader who can get Medicare costs under control”.
- “What the G.O.P. Platform Represents“, by the editors (NY Times).
- “Celebrate the Farmer!“, by Mark Bittman (NY Times).
- “You Plan, I’ll Cook: Leaving the Menu to Others“, by Jane Black (NY Times).
- “Bicycle Lanes Draw Wide Support among New Yorkers, Survey Finds“, by Michael Grynbaum and Marjorie Connelly (NY Times).
- “Two Years in Prison as a Compromise“, by J.Y. (The Economist). I was shocked to read that “[t]he court’s psychological examination found the women of Pussy Riot to be suffering from ‘a proactive approach to life’ and ‘a drive for self-fulfillment'”. By this logic, many of the most successful members of society are working their way to a two-year labor-camp sentence.
- “Asylum for Assange” (The Economist). A summary of the Assange intrigue, to date.
- Anonymous 4 (Wikipedia).