Week of November 4, 2013

Roundup Top 10!





#1 Bloomberg, Champion of the Poor
by Michael B. Katz

Michael Bloomberg's anti-poverty efforts in New York City deserve recognition.

NEW YORK TIMES


#2 Four Ways to Make the Most of a De Blasio Mayoralty
by Nick Juravich

Bill de Blaiso *could* be a champion for the working class.

DISSENT MAGAZINE


#3 The Passion of Solomon Northrup
by Eric Herschthal

If the film is “true” to anything in the book, it should be true to Northup’s voice, not his facts; that voice is what makes “12 Years a Slave” so enduring.

NEW YORK TIMES


#4 Better to be Wrong than Right?
by Walter Laqueur

For some intellectuals, it all depends.

MOSAIC MAGAZINE


#5 Is The Tea Party Really All About Alger Hiss?
by Walter Russell Mead

Hiss is the quintessential liberal establishment elite (and closet communist).

THE AMERICAN INTEREST


#6 The Most Successful Tax Reform in History
by Bruce Bartlett

Japan's post-World War II tax reform ensured a booming economy for decades.

TAX ANALYSIS


#7 The Long Shadow of William Mulholland
by William Kahrl

The LA Aqueduct continues to cast a long shadow.

LOS ANGELES TIMES


#8 JFK Assassination: CIA and New York Times are Still Lying to Us
by David Talbot

Fifty years later, a complicit media still covers up for the security state. We need to reclaim our history.

SALON


#9 Don't Underestimate Risks of Government Spying
by Julian Zelizer

The notion that citizens should just trust the government to do the right thing on national security poses too many dangers.

CNN


#10 Sorry, America, You’re Wrong, the Jews Did Not Kill Jesus
by Candida Moss

A new poll finds that 26 percent of Americans believe the Jews killed Jesus. They’re historically ignorant, but they do read their Bible—that is who the New Testament blames, after all.

THE DAILY BEAST



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