Newsletter 718


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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

[6]Roberts Switched Views To Uphold Health Care Law
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/N3VRVe

Jan Crawford | CBS | 1 July 2012

An impressive scoop. And probably as full an account as we can hope for
  in the short term of the manoeuvring behind the health-care verdict.
  But it can't be good for America to have the Supreme Court leaking and
  spinning like this [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/roberts-switched-views-uphold-health-care-law

[8]Where The Money Lives
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/MR9mFI

Nicholas Shaxson | Vanity Fair | 3 July 2012

"I pay all the taxes that are legally required, not a dollar more." So
  says Mitt Romney. "The assertion that he broke no laws is widely
  accepted. But it is worth asking if it is actually true. The answer
  isn’t straightforward" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/where-money-lives

[10]Why Are Jim Thorpe’s Olympic Records Still Not Recognized?
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/R1O63k

Sally Jenkins | Smithsonian | 28 June 2012

He's the greatest athlete you've never heard of. Won Olympic golds in
  both pentathlon and decathlon at 1912 games. His time for 1500m
  remained unbeaten until 1972. Breakfasted on squirrel. Chased dogs
  through the forests at night [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-are-jim-thorpe’s-olympic-records-still-not-recognized

[12]Barclays Libor Scandal: How Can We Change Banking Culture?
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/LMxYCn

Aditya Chakrabortty | Guardian | 2 July 2012

Terrific piece on scale of UK's latest finance scandal. "'What happened
  to the British in the early 21st century?', a future historian will
  ask. 'Poor sods,' her colleague might reply. 'I'm afraid they got
  totally bankered'" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/barclays-libor-scandal-how-can-we-change-banking-culture

[14]Catholic Church Fears Growing Vatican Bank Scandal
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/QVDN0H

Andreas Wassermann & Peter Wensierski | Spiegel | 2 July 2012

Finely judged headline. There is indeed something intrinsically and
  permanently scandalous about the IOR, whose core mission seems to be
  the laundering of money for God and others. The trick is to keep the
  scandal from growing [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/catholic-church-fears-growing-vatican-bank-scandal

[16]Extraordinary Microscope Photographs
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/N3Xdzi

Various | Big Picture | 28 June 2012

Gallery of 19 beautiful and fascinating photographs from the Olympus
  BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, currently on display at the New
  York Hall of Science. Personal favourites: Stinkbug eggs, and a
  damselfly eye [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/extraordinary-microscope-photographs

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Philip Mansel on The Levant
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-mansel-on-levant

Before the era of nation states, the great Levantine cities of Beirut,
  Alexandria and Smyrna experienced what may seem like a golden age, as
  the author of Levant explains [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-mansel-on-levant

Featured Special Report

[20]Hunt for the Higgs Boson
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hunt-higgs-boson

What is the elusive Higgs boson? Why does it matter whether it exists
  or not? And if we do find it, what happens then? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hunt-higgs-boson

Reader Recommendations

@[22]henrylf Some Outrageous Facts about Inequality: Second point is
  important to remember [23]t.co/bLhaomQW [24]#browsings [25]More like
  this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/henrylf
      23. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/07/02-0
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/book-salt-by-monique-truong

[27]The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/book-salt-by-monique-truong

[28]Wai Chee Dimock says: “She chooses to write about 1930s Paris
  through the eyes of Binh, the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude
  Stein and Alice B Toklas” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/wai-chee-dimock-on-hemingway-paris
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]11 Months, 3,000 Pictures and a Lot of Coffee
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/11-months-3000-pictures-and-lot-coffee

Did your parents ever tell you not to take things apart in case you
  couldn't put them back together again? Here's the solution
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]John Lanchester, on concern
    Links:
      32. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Capital-John-Lanchester/dp/0571234607

"The person doing the worrying experiences it as a form of love; the
    person being worried about experiences it as a form of control"

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

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