11 June 2012

The Nightstand (May 28-June 3)

Secret 'Kill List' Proves a Test of Obama's Principles and Will (Jo Becker, Scott Shane, NYT)

The Wrong Side of White (W. Paul Reeve, Martin Marty Center blog)

A Gap in College Graduates Leaves Some Cities Behind (Sabrina Tavernise, NYT)

China's Blog Censorship Rules Have U.S. Parallels (Noah Feldman, Bloomberg View)

Mormon Patriotism and the Cultural Reading of Scripture (Ben Park, Peculiar People)

The Fairness Trap (James Surowiecki, The New Yorker)

The Pro-Life Paradox (Judith Lewis Mernit, The American Prospect)

Squeezing out the doctor (The Economist)

The Amazon Effect (Steve Wasserman, The Nation)-- I love the convenience of Amazon, but I just wish I could feel better about it as a company.

The 1 Percent's Problem (Joseph Stiglitz, Vanity Fair)

10 June 2012

The Nightstand (June 4-10)

Abortion Qualms on Morning-After Pill May Be Unfounded (Pam Belluck, NYT)

Why We Fear Mormons (J. Spencer Fluhman, NYT)

Not college for all, but college for more (William E. Kirwan, WaPo)

Keep the library open after graduation (Matt Cooper and Elizabeth Wiley, WaPo)

Why 2012 Matters (Garry Wills, NYRBlog)

Science: A Call for Humility (Russell Stannard, Huffington Post)

A Hasty Report from a Tearing Hurry (Raymond Tallis, Philosophy Now)

Mormons and Homophobia; Mormons and Gay Pride (Jana Riess, Religion News Service)

Latino Growth Not Fully Felt at Voting Booth (Adam Nagourney, NYT)-- I attended a session focused on precisely this issue this past week at the Texas State Democratic Party Convention here in Houston.  The numbers are quite shocking.

How Texas Inflicts Bad Textbooks on Us (Gail Collins, NYRB)

Mothers Beware! (Diane Johnson, NYRB)

How Markets Crowd Out Morals (Michael Sandel, Boston Review)

Justice for Sale (Lincoln Caplan, The American Scholar)

The Curious Case of Internet Privacy (Cory Doctorow, Technology Review)

Crossing the Line: Bordering on Revolution (Michael Lacey, Houston Press)

What is Wrong with Multiculturalism? (Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium)-- Not what you might think.  Also, make sure that you read the second half.