Morning Reads

Here are some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers and Company…

Hoping for an attack –> Anne Barnard reports for the NYT that the U.S.-Russian deal to secure the Syrian government’s chemical weapons stocks has left the rebels “deflated.”

Planning ahead –> The Pentagon is drawing up contingency plans for disarming Syria, reports Carlo Muñoz in The Hill.

Cyber-cops, Inc. –> Anna Mulrine looks at the growing cyber-security-industrial-complex for the Christian Science Monitor.

A “populist rebellion” –> At The Nation, John Nichols puts the news that Larry Summers dropped out of the running for Fed Chair into context.

Falling apart –> American infrastructure is becoming antiquated — the AP‘s Joan Lowy and Mike Baker look at the state of our bridges.

Digging past the ideology –> Salon is running an excerpt from Avi Tuschman’s new book, Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What divides Us.

OK, that’s weird –> Glenn Greenwald ponders a report that NSA chief Keith Alexander built a replica of the Star Trek set in his “Information Dominance Center.”

That time we almost nuked the Eastern Seaboard –> At The Raw Story, Scott Kaufman pulls a fascinating — and kind of terrifying — anecdote out of Eric Schlosser’s new book, Command and Control.

Universe didn’t explode –> California rasied its minimum wage to $10 an hour.

How do you say ‘not cool’? –> In the WaPo, Dakota Meyer and Bing West argue that the U.S. has turned its backs on Afghan translators who served with our troops and now face retaliation from the Taliban.

 Still crazy after all these years –>Politico reports that House Republicans are gearing up for a debt-limit fight.

‘Nuff said –> Discover Mag: “This disappearing ghost-octopus is  crazy awesome.”

What are you reading? Tell us in the comments!

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