The Nightstand (Feb 10th)

Politics

Chilling legal memo from Obama DOJ justifies assassination of US citizens (Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian)– An extremely effective and thorough take-down of the “white paper.”

Do We Really Want to Live Without the Post Office? (Jesse Lichtenstein, Esquire)

What Democracy Lost in 2013 (Bob Moser, The American Prospect)

The NRA vs. America (Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone)

The real debate over citizenship (Robert Reich, The American Prospect)

Freedom for the few (Anthony Kammer, The American Prospect)

The Economy

Going Back Too Soon (Sharon Lerner, The American Prospect)

How We Overregulate and Underregulate at the Same Time (Matthew Yglesias, Slate)

The Global Farmland Rush (Michael Kugelman, NYT)

Education/Culture

The Academic Counseling Racket (Joe Nocera, NYT)

Hip-hop Speaks to the Guns (Ta-Nehisi Coates, NYT)

The Boy Scouts vs. the Supreme Court (Cass Sunstein, Bloomberg View)

How the post office made America (Richard R. John, NYT)

Battling College Costs, a Paycheck at a Time (Ron Lieber, NYT)


Pass it on (L.D. Burnett, SUSIH)

Science

Speak, Memory (Oliver Sacks, NYRB)– I have often said that if I could have done anything else in college and with my career, it would have been neuroscience.

Mormonism

Reawakening (Megan Geilman, Scarlett called Scout)

She Says/He Says: The Give and Take of Temple Marriage (elisothel and rah, Feminist Mormon Housewives)

My missionary moment (Rachel Whipple, Times & Seasons)

On Coke, caffeine, and the Word of Wisdom (Aaron R., By Common Consent)

Date Me, Not My Uterus (Tracy M, By Common Consent)

A darn shame (John C., By Common Consent)

Pants, Prayers, and Women, ‘Oh My!’ The Role of Women in Early Christianity (David Bokovoy, Worlds without End)

The cosmology of the ‘priesthood’ restriction (J. Stapley, Juvenile Instructor)

How not to think about fundamentalism (Matt Bowman, Peculiar People)

Why would someone choose to follow Brigham Young? (Ben Park, By Common Consent)

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