Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Some Interesting Articles on the Web (August 6, 2014)

Middle East:
“Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent.” David D. Kirkpatrick article in The New York Times.

“Anti-Semitism Rises in Europe Amid Israel-Gaza Conflict.” Melissa Eddy article in The New York Times.

“Palestine: The Hatred and the Hope.” David Shulman article in The New York Review of Books.
“The Liberal Zionists.” Jonathan Freedland article in The New York Review of Books.

“Liberal Zionism After Gaza.” Jonathan Freedland article in The New York Review of Books.
“Israeli Pullback Won’t Quell Questions About ‘War Crimes.’” John Cassidy writing for The New Yorker website.


“Where Do We Go Now?” Mark Weidemaier post for Credit Slips.
“The Strange But True Tale Of Argentina’s Debt Mess.” Ken Bensinger writing for BuzzFeed.

“Argentina Debt Dilemma Spotlights Knotted World of Default Swaps.” Abigail Moses writing for Bloomberg Businessweek.
“Argentina’s Default Option.” Felix Salomon article for Slate.

“Argentina launches investigation into holdouts' investments.” Reuters article by Sarah Marsh and Eliana Raszewski. According to the article, sources say the holdouts do not have positions in CDS on government debt of Argentina. Argentina is investigating.

The CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques”:
“CIA admits it broke into Senate computers; senators call for spy chief’s ouster.” Article by Jonathan S. Landay and Ali Watkins for the McClatchy newspapers.

“Citing redactions, Feinstein delays release of report on CIA interrogations.” McClatchy article by Jonathan S. Landay, Michael Doyle, and David Lightman.

James Brady and Gun Control:
“Why I'm for the Brady Bill.” 1991 article for The New York Times by Ronald Reagan.

“History of gun-control legislation.” From The Washington Post (December 2012).
Chesapeake Bay:

“Distant states seek to disrupt our region’s Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan.” Robert McCartney article for The Washington Post (May 2014).
“As more male bass switch sex, a strange fish story expands.” Washington Post article by Darryl Fears.

“Ted Cruz Punks John Boehner Again, This Time on Immigration.” Jonathan Chait writing for the New York magazine website.

“ICE Said to Seek Mortgage Role Through Talks With Data Service.” Bloomberg article by Matthew Leising, Jesse Hamilton, and Jody Shenn. This might not be a really great business plan. From what I have read, records concerning mortgages and the associated promissory notes are often in sad state and there are still legal issues that are not fully resolved about MERS.
“Republican Climate Policy Keeps Getting Less Intelligent.” Jonathan Chait writing for the New York magazine website.

“Rick Scott, Meet the Politics of Climate Change.” Rebecca Leber writing for the New Republic website.
“House Intel Committee Finds No Benghazi Scandal; Will Boehner Ignore Its Findings?” Ari Rabin-Havt writing for The American Prospect magazine website.

Links to The New York Times editorials on marijuana can be found here.

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