Selected Reading (01/07/09)July 1, 2009 at 7:08 pm | Posted in Misc. | 4 Comments
Y’know what? Autumn and winter are greatly underrated seasons. Here’s some reads:
- If you’ve graduated from university this year and are now looking for work, you have my condolences.
- When the governor of Brixton prison admits that his radio station is a ‘Daily Mail story waiting to happen’, this basically means: “this is a scheme that could have a positive impact on both prisoners and society, therefore someone somewhere will try to kill it”.
- The battle to succeed Kim Jong-il may still be raging.
- Spencer Ackerman reports on the battle brewing between civil liberties groups & the Obama administration.
- David J. Smith assesses whether Russia might be planning to have another crack at Georgia.
- Todd Purdum’s profile of Sarah Palin is not particularly flattering, and has served to rip open old wounds in the GOP.
- In MotherJones, Andy Kroll asks: how seriously should we consider geoengineering as a solution to climate change?
- And Al Franken is (finally) the new Senator for the state of Minnesota. Eric Kleefield notes that the response of the Murdoch press was to… well, go a bit apeshit.