Here are some of the stories the Moyers & Company crew are reading this morning.
War drums keep sounding –> MoJo’s David Corn on the neocons pushing for an attack on Syria. Mas: Former UN Weapons Inspector Hans Blix says don’t go without UN authority. More Mas: In the L.A. Times, Robin Wright talks about the risk involved. Counterpunch: Former Pentagon analyst reflects on the wrongheadedness of using what happened in Kosovo as precedent.
You’ve gotta fight –> The Nation’s Ari Berman writes that protecting voting rights was a front-and-center issue at March on Washington commemoration events this week.
Can’t blame teachers –> Over at The Atlantic, Sarah Garland looks at how class has become the key factor in educational outcomes.
Local race, national impact –> TNR‘s Alec MacGillis on a couple of local Colorado races that could determine the future of gun safety laws in the U.S.
Obsession –> In the WaPo, Sandhya Somashekhar on the innovative new ways Republican-controlled states are undermining Obamacare. Health care industry expert Wendell Potter says ALEC is behind some of the strategies.
The high cost of stupid laws –> Michelle Price of the Associated Press looks at the results of a Utah law requiring drug tests for welfare recipients. Spoiler alert: didn’t work out well.
Don’t like reality? Create your own! –> In the current Public Eye, Sophia Resnick looks at a new anti-choice “research institute” established by the Susan B. Anthony List organization to counter the highly respected (but pro-choice) Guttmacher Institute.
Maybe they were busy celebrating Ronald Reagan? –> MSNBC’s Aliyah Frumin notes that a number of prominent Republicans were invited to speak at the event marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, but none showed. Bonus: Fox News host Bill O’Reilly thinks they were “barred” from the event, and it fills him with rage.
Conspiracy theories go international –> At AlterNet, Max Blumenthal chronicles the journey of a fringe-right conspiracy theory from the U.S. to Egypt.