Newsletter 649


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[1]All of our Best of the Moment article recommendations, plus
  FiveBooks interviews and other selected content from thebrower.com
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]The SEC: Outmanned, Outgunned, And On A Roll
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/Jqlhxt

Devin Leonard | Businessweek | 19 April 2012

It used to be said that SEC staff attorneys would have trouble finding
  ice cream in a Dairy Queen. But there have been some recent successes.
  Such as the insider-trading case that saw hedge fund boss Raj
  Rajaratnam put behind bars [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sec-outmanned-outgunned-and-roll

[7]The Romneys’ Mexican History
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/JtWl8h

Héctor Tobar | Smithsonian | 20 April 2012

Seeking out Mitt's Mexican roots in "a place famous for producing true
  hombres, a rural frontier where thousands of Mormons still live, and
  where settling differences at the point of a gun has been a tragically
  resilient tradition" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/romneys’-mexican-history

[9]Writings On India
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/JtW2dr

Patrick French | Hindustan Times | 21 April 2012

By foreigners (pre- and post-colonial), by Indians, and by that "sort
  of hell realm of second or third-generation authors of Indian origin
  who return to the land of their ancestors to write about it". Step
  forward now, VS Naipaul [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/writings-india

[11]Why Hillary Clinton Should Join Anonymous
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/I5sxOW

Evgeny Morozov | Slate | 23 April 2012

Hackers collective Anonymous and the US State Department don't have
  much in common but they do both proclaim their support for Internet
  freedom. "Ironically, both may end up hurting the very noble cause that
  they seek to promote" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-hillary-clinton-should-join-anonymous

[13]Twenty Citizens’ Worth Of Blood Flowed Through Him
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/J6pYWt

Dr Watts | Deadspin | 17 April 2012

A medic in Afghanistan. "I was running a forward combat aid station as
  a general medical officer to a Marine Corps infantry battalion.
  Standard protocol is to gather the casualty's disembodied limbs and
  tissue as best you can" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/twenty-citizens’-worth-blood-flowed-through-him

[15]The Ayatollah Under The Bed(sheets)
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/J4Z9BL

Karim Sadjadpour | Foreign Policy | 23 April 2012

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, sex is not confined to the bedroom,
  it's deeply political. And the country's fundamentalist clerics aren't
  above considering juridical aspects of the most bizarre sexual
  imaginings [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ayatollah-under-bedsheets

FiveBooks Interview

[17]David Edmonds on Ethical Problems
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-edmonds-on-ethical-problems

Given the choice between allowing five people to die, and killing one
  person, what would you do? What is the utilitarian argument for
  vegetarianism? Should we be able to sell our kidneys? The philosopher
  suggests some answers [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-edmonds-on-ethical-problems

Featured Special Report

[19]Great Obituaries
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Raise a glass to life's characters with our collection of writing about
  eventful, unconventional lives. RIP [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k RT @[22]ritholtz: David Brooks is very interesting today:
  The Creative Monopoly [23]t.co/iAUTBVtA #[24]browsings @[25]rszbt
  @[26]sysparatem [27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/ritholtz
      23. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/24/opinion/brooks-the-creative-monopoly.html?_r=2&ref=opinion
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      26. http://twitter.com/sysparatem
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/immortal-by-jorge-luis-borges

[29]The Immortal by Jorge Luis Borges
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/immortal-by-jorge-luis-borges

[30]Stephen Cave says: “It’s such a fine example of Borgesian writing –
  tense, lucid, packed with meaning so you immediately feel like reading
  it again” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-cave-on-immortality
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Sheikh Jarrah, My Neighbourhood
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/sheikh-jarrah-my-neighbourhood

Growing up Palestinian among Jewish settlers moving into East Jerusalem
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Andy Borowitz, on free speech
    Links:
      34. http://twitter.com/BorowitzReport/status/194573180189421568

"I may not agree with you, but I'll defend to the death my right to
    tell you to shut up"

[35]More quotes
    Links:
      35. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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