Volume 2.29 (July 15-21)

Pick of the Week — Some Mormons Search the Web and Find Doubt (Laurie Goodstein, NYT)– Probably not very interesting to some, but nothing else has generated more conversation in my circles.

Trayvon Martin and the Aftermath

After Zimmerman verdict, Obama needs to speak about racism (Janet Langhart Cohen, WaPo)

The Truth About Trayvon (Ekow Yankah, NYT)

How Stand Your Ground Relates to George Zimmerman (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic)

Trayvon Martin and the Irony of American Justice (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic)

The verdict on American racism (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Socialist Worker)


Thank You for Using the Internet!  We Regret to Inform You that Your Free Trial has Expired. (Charlie Warzel, Buzzfeed)

How Intellectual Property Reinforces Inequality (Joseph Stiglitz, NYT)


Being Legal Doesn’t End Poverty (Jennifer Medina, NYT)

The Lessons of Belle Glade (Cindy Hahamovitch, NYT)


Serendipity and Samples Can Save Barnes and Noble (Virginia Postrel, Bloomberg View)

We have to step in and save Detroit (Steven Rattner, NYT)

Health Care

Special Deal (Haley Sweetland Edwards, Washington Monthly)


Teacher Training Programs Need a Reboot (Jane Dimyan-Ehrenfeld, WaPo)


Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s Face and the Power of Images (Paul Waldman, The American Prospect)

I oppose tax breaks for marriage–why should I subsidize other people’s weird lifestyle choices? (Laurie Penny, The New Stateman)– With tongue planted firmly in cheek, I think…

Fired for Being Beautiful (Michael Kimmel, NYT)


Let’s enact a new Voting Rights Act (Norman Ornstein, WaPo)

Welcome to the Future of Voting Rights (Abby Rapoport, The American Prospect)

When Prisoners Protest (Wilbert Rideau, NYT)


Why I stood up for Texas women (Wendy R. Davis, WaPo)

Why Men Need Women (Adam Grant, NYT)


The Glory of God is (Not-Too-Much) Intelligence (Kaimi Wenger, Times & Seasons)

Spencer W. Kimball, Sam Walton and Christian Leadership (J Stuart, Juvenile Instructor)


For a New Approach to Iran (William Luers, Thomas R. Pickering and Jim Walsh, NYRB)

The slowing of two economic giants (Pranab Bardhan, NYT)


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