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If the Rioting was a Surprise, People Weren’t Looking (The Guardian)
Yes, indefensible – but not unexpected. Clear signs of deep problems in our youth were ignored as being a black problem.
6 Shady Right-Wing Groups Pouring Money Into Today’s Wisconsin Recall (AlterNet)
As Wisconsin progressives fight to recall Scott Walker’s allies in the state senate, here are some of the conservative groups funding their right-wing agenda.
The Mad Scientist of Smut (NYT)
The novelist Nicholson Baker lives a quiet life in Maine. But boy, does his mind wander.
Handicapping the Wisconsin Recall Elections (Mother Jones)
Badger State Democrats are trying to win at least three recall races on Tuesday. What are the odds?
Why are the Big Banks Getting Off Scot-Free? (Salon)
We’ve seen a concerted effort to subvert judicial practice, some astonishing decisions, and a hamstrung SEC.
Anarchy in the U.K. – Sex Pistols