Morning Reads

Here are some of the stories the Moyers & Company crew are reading this morning.

First, Syria…

Jobs report –> The U.S. economy added 169,000 jobs last month; unemployment dips slightly. More details from The Chicago Trib.

Good luck with that privacy thing –> ProPublica’s Jeff Larson and Nicole Perlroth and Scott Shane of The New York Times report on the NSA’s secret campaign to crack internet encryption.

He’s created a monster –> TPM’s Sahil Kapur reports that Mitch McConnell’s demagoguery of Obamacare may be coming back to hurt him as outraged Republican primary voters demand someone who will “defund” the bill. But it can’t be done, and he may lose his seat.

Wal-Mart –> 100 were arrested protesting Wal-Mart for firing strikers last year, reports AJA.

Blinded by ideology –> At Mojo, Chris Mooney looks at a new study which shows that people have difficulties solving math problems if the right answer threatens their political beliefs.

The real “Orange Is the New Black” –> Over at AlterNet, Kristen Gwynne interviews Piper Kerman, on whose memoir the hit Showtime series is based.

Todd Akin, eat your heart out –> Salon’s Brian Beutler says the GOP’s problems with women isn’t going to go away before the 2014 midterm elections.

What are you reading? Tell us in the comments!

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