Morning Reads

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

You call that “independent”? –> NSA privacy review board is basically run by the White House, reports the AP’s Stephen Braun.

Countdown to a shutdown –> In the Los Angeles Times, Doyle McManus writes that a trip to the House of Representatives “feels like an excursion to an alternate universe.”

Two on Syria –> McClatchy’Matthew Schofield reports that Syria met its first deadline when it handed over a list of it’s chemical weapons to the UN. Russia accuses the West of exploiting the deal to push for military force, writes Alissa de Carbonnel for Reuters.

“It’s the Austerity, Stupid” –> Kevin Drum’s dissection of “an economy-killing lie” in Mother Jones.

Merkel wins –> In The Christian Science Monitor, Sarah Miller Llana considers what Angela Merkel’s victory in the German elections may mean for the Eurozone.

The bottom line –> Suddenly, Massachusetts finds that wind power is cheaper than fossil fuels.

Freedom! –> Paul Krugman ponders the meaning of the word within today’s conservative movement.

Youngs and health care –> At Salon, Brian Beutler recalls mailing a check to pay for his health insurance just hours before being shot three times.

Liberation theology –> The New Republic’s Noreen Malone looks at one thing Pope Francis and New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio have in common.

The next shoe –> At the Los Angeles Times, David Savage looks at an upcoming Supreme Court ruling some are calling “Citizens United 2.0.”

Gun crazy: a view from abroad –> In The Observer, Henry Porter wonders whether we need an intervention.

Saving the whales –> The BBC goes out with volunteers who untangle whales caught in fishing nets.

He walked away –> Over the weekend, a damaged two-seat aircraft landed safely… in the middle of Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive.

What are you reading? Tell us in the comments!

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