Here are some of the stories the Moyers & Company crew are reading this morning.
- Al Jazeera America notes that Syria’s civil war rages on, and brings us the latest.
- Colum Lynch reports for FP that the much-anticipated U.N. investigation will blame the Assad regime for last month’s chemical attack in a Damascus suburb.
- Tea party peaceniks: The NYT’s Trip Gabriel reports on tea party members linking arms with the progressive left to protest a Syria strike.
- WaPo reports that Syrian rebels are now getting arms from the CIA.
- Presidential op-eds: Vladimir Putin in the NYT and Jimmy Carter in the WaPo.
And in other news…
Dark Money bombshell –> Politico reports that one of the biggest funders of the conservative movement was totally unknown until now. Read “The Koch brothers’ secret bank.”
Empire boardwalk –> McClatchy’s Jay Price reports that a “surreal” American boardwalk/food-court in Afghanistan is shutting down as U.S. troops pull out.
Budget battle gets weird –> Conservatives in the House balk at their leadership’s plan to pressure the Senate to vote to “defund” Obamacare.
Profit center –> Home Depot is shaking down accused shoplifters (and defining that term very loosely), reports ABC News.
Deregulating chicken –> Tom Philpott on Obama admin’s push to cut federal poultry inspectors — MoJo.
Couple fries short of a Happy Meal –> Pastor Terry Jones arrested with thousands of kerosene-soaked Korans, reports The Orlando Sentinel.
A guy who saw the crash coming–> Joe Stiglitz addressed the AFL-CIO convention. AlterNet has a transcript.
Foxified –> At Salon, Nabil Echchaibi on how Egypt’s hyper-partisan media is fueling civil strife.
Fry chef nation –> Over at Beat The Press, Dean Baker looks at all the crappy, low-wage jobs this recovery is producing.
Gonna need a bigger boat –> LAT‘s Deborah Netburn lays out NASA’s plan to capture an asteroid.
What are you reading? Tell us in the comments!