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Friday, April 06, 2012
Partners In Health - IHSJ READER, MARCH 30, 2012
Kai Wright (Colorlines) - Travyon Martin
Zimmerman seems to have been caught in a verifiable lie that the person screaming for help is him, when the audio analysis shows that it is not. Also, there are reports of the young witness who's being quoted as supporting Zimmerman's account, feeling heavily pressured / coerced to confirm Zimmerman's story.
Robert Salonga and Chris De Benedetti (Oakland Tribune) - Oakland university shooting: Family remembers San Leandro's Doris Chibuko as genuine, generous; husband said she raised alarm about accused gunman
MATTHEW ROSENBERG (NYT) - 6 Afghans and 3 G.I.’s Are Killed by Bomber
THOM SHANKER, ERIC SCHMITT and ALISSA J. RUBIN (NYT) - U.S. Sees Iran in Bids to Stir Unrest in Afghanistan
Reporters Without Borders - Iran: AN APPEAL FOR THE RELEASE OF PRISONERS OF OPINION
SANDEEP DIKSHIT (Hindu) - Iran to provide details of suspects in New Delhi car bomb attack
BERNARD ARONSON (NYT) - Can Brazil Stop Iran?
I do hope Brazil plays a constructive role in Israel-Iran relations. But the Aronson op-ed should not be interpreted as "Let's bribe Brazil so we can go to war with Iran".
Mike Riggs (GOOD) - Heal Thyself: Why I Promised to Donate My Kidney to a Stranger
JEFFREY GOLDBERG (Atlantic) - A Pre-Passover, Pre-Easter Analysis-and-Link Festival
. . .the CIA believes Iran is moving forward on its nuclear program at a brisk pace. . .
Would Goldberg support Iran's nuclear program, if he was Iranian? How does he react to the fact that even Iranian Green Movement leaders support the Iranian nuclear program? Does Goldberg support the US nuclear program? Does he support the Israeli nuclear program?
Amanda Marcotte - Suspect in Wisconsin terrorist attack arrested
SHIBLEY TELHAMI and STEVEN KULL (NYT) - Preventing a Nuclear Iran, Peacefully
Laura Rozen - Iran nuclear talks set to resume, diplomats say
Peter Beinart - JW Review ‘Disservice’ To Readers
Brad Delong - ANDREA LOUISE CAMPBELL'S SISTER-IN-LAW VS. NINO SCALIA
Digby - The culture of smartness
. . .This segment of "Up With Chris Hayes" with Karen Ho, author of Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street examines the big question: why doesn't Wall Street care about killing their golden goose?" It's something that's befuddled me from the beginning of the financial crisis.
I think IBGYBG, the difference between what pays off in the short term and what pays off in the long term, is one of the key reasons, though not the only one, why laissez-faire does not work, while the mixed economy does.
Andrew Sullivan (The Dish) - The Crisis Of Christianity, Ctd
Closing the chat with the story of Fr. Mychal Judge's extraordinary life was apt. (I went to that Franciscan church for most of the years I lived in NYC, and it is a place full of powerful and humble spiritual leaders.) Fr. Mychal lived the Franciscan dictum: "Proclaim the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words."
Sarah Kliff (Wonkblog) - Reconciliation
— A powerful shot from the Military Photographer of the Year slide show.
(Via @AnnieLowrey) ABDIWELI MOHAMED ALI (FP) - We're Winning This Fight
GREGORY MANN (FP) - The Mess in Mali
JIM YARDLEY (NYT) - Maid’s Cries Cast Light on Child Labor in India
Natalia Antonova (Guardian) - The deadly rape case that shocked and shamed Ukraine
Juan Cole (Informed Comment) - Rafsanjani: Iran does not Want Nukes, Should improve relations with US, Saudi
Lior Sternfeld (Informed Comment) - The Paradox of Israeli Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein (CLEAR IT WITH SIDNEY) - Announcing the 2012 Hillman Prizes
LATOYA PETERSON (Racialicious) - Requiem for Sepia Mutiny
ARTURO (Racialicious) - 4-5-12 Links Roundup
Latoya Peterson - Before The Internet…
A long running joke among my friends and coworkers is exactly how many jobs I’ve held. Once, when I was explaining the three projects I chose to work on simultaneously, a friend of mine was like, “Who do you think you are, Hey Mon?”. . .
Violet Socks - I Am Caterpillar, Hear Me Roar
Doctor Science (Obsidian Wings) - The Mind-Killer
Susie Madrak - Holy Thursday
KCET Redcat - After Dinner with Andre - Andre Gregory (2006)
Andre Gregory as he reads from his new play Bone and shares stories and digressions about his past and the world in which we live. The play is a series of love songs written in verse, read here by Gregory, Larry Pine, and Julie Haggarty.
Malcolm Gin - Caltech: The Mechanical Universe Series on Google Video (2008)
Wikipedia - The Mechanical Universe (1985)
Question for Krugman/Keen: What do you think is the appropriate monetary/fiscal/banking policy for India? China?
question for economists: any relationship between "share of total wealth in the form of debt" / "share of total wealth in the form of equity" and macroeconomically interesting events? Does the ratio of debt : equity change much over time/place?
A somewhat related question: if wealth can only take 2 forms, debt or equity, and the private-sector debt market has collapsed, and the private-sector equity market is also shaky, wouldn't the prescription to eliminate public sector debt simply result in a massive reduction in private sector wealth?
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