Volume 2.21 (May 20-26)

Picks of the Week— Another week that I just can’t pick…

Quote for the day from Pope Francis (Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish)– The honeymoon ought to be over and yet he just keeps feeding us nuggets of pure gold like this…

These 31 charts will destroy your faith in humanity (Brad Plumer, Wonkblog)– Humorous, and not nearly as dire as it sounds.

Mormonism

Damnable Defaults (James Olson, Times & Seasons)

To LDS Seminary Teachers Everywhere (Alison Moore Smith, Times & Seasons)

One Miracle at a Time (Derek, Feminist Mormon Housewives)

Dead Serious (John F., By Common Consent)

Race

Obama at Morehouse (Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish)– A couple of readers’ critiques here.

Michelle Obama Sends the Wrong Message (Jamelle Bouie)

How the Obama Administration Talks to Black America (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic)

Race, Intelligence and Genetics for Curious Dummies (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic)

The right to live in history (Freddie de Boer, L’Hote)

Politics

Study: Election officials are biased against Latino voters (Dylan Mathews, Wonkblog)– I for one, am shocked, shocked! that there is gambling going on in this casino.

The Health Toll of Immigration (Sabrina Tavernise, NYT)

Gay Marriage Hasn’t Won Yet (Evan Wolfson, The New Republic)

Do Charter Schools Work? (Ray Fisman, Slate)

The 1 Percent Are Only Half the Problem (Timothy Noah, NYT)

Profiling is Great…Except When You Do It To Me (Farhad Manjoo, Slate)

Apple’s Tax Hypocrisy (Alec Macgillis, The New Republic)

Nonprofits need better guidance on tax-exempt standards (Gary D. Bass and Elizabeth J. Kingsley, WaPo)

Culture

Celebrating Inequality (George Packer, NYT)

Why are we not much, much, much better at parenting? (Stuart Armstrong, Practical Ethics)

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