Morning Reads

Happy Wednesday morning — you’re half-way to the weekend. Here’s a look at some of the stuff we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ…

A real face of the drone war –> WaPo’s Dana Milbank on yesterday’s sparsely attended Congressional hearing on what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a flying death robot, and the young Pakistani girl whose testimony moved everyone in the room.

You say you want a revolution –> In the New Statesman, Naomi Klein explains why one scientist is telling us to revolt now or face environmental ruin. ALSO: Chris Mooney writes at MoJo that we should expect more hurricanes like Sandy.

Subsidizing the 1 percent –> Speaking of storms, over at Salon, David Dayen takes a look at how rich people with beachfront properties get us to help pay for their flood insurance.

Bropublicans –> Steve Rosenfield looks at libertarians — “the fratboy wing of the GOP” — for AlterNet.

The establishment? –> TNR’s Marc Tracy attended what was billed as a very serious conservative policy discussion, found it short on ideas and long on tea.

Commerce trumps fear? –> WaPo’s Lydia Depillis reports that Amazon was instrumental in easing FAA rules restricting the use of electronic devices — like Amazon’s Kindle — during takeoffs and landings.

Oklahoma abortion battle –> At TAP, Amelia Thomson-Deveaux writes about a lawsuit over Oklahoma’s law regulating — or banning, depending on who you ask — pharmaceutical abortions.

Still high, but… –> Gallup tells us that support for the death penalty, at 60 percent, is currently at a 40-year low.

Meanwhile, in Congress –> ACLU likes NSA reform bill; Dems introducing bill to end debt limit shenanigans.

Nothing to see here, folks –> Yesterday marked the 84th anniversary of a huge stock sell-off that began the Great Depression. Take a look at how the Washington Post covered it 84 years ago today.

Haven’t we conquered that final frontier? –> US last launched a manned craft into space in 2011, but according to Slate’s Phil Plait, it won’t be long before we’re back out there.

Chupacabra, zombie dog, or mangy coyote? –> That’s what folks down in Mississippi are wondering about a weird animal spotted around Picayune. We’ll go with mangy coyote.

What else? You tell us!

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