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U.K. Plan Proposes That Child Care Professionals Report Toddlers at Risk of Becoming Terrorists

In a proposed British anti-terror plan, children would be profiled by their caretakers to determine whether they’ll become terrorists; how Americans perceive the reasons behind the cost of gas is skewed; meanwhile, lacking time due to busyness may be mostly a problem of perception. These discoveries and more below.

Supreme Court Releases Young Scalia’s Audition Tape
Longtime fans of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia were rewarded Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court released to the public archival footage of the jurist’s pivotal 1986 audition for a seat on the nation’s highest court.

Facebook Is the New AOL
The ’90s are back.

The Trait All Media Owners Need (Hint: Tech Moguls Like Omidyar, Hughes and Williams Don’t Have It)
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has said when he has a tough day, he looks at his revenue graph.

The UK Wants Professionals to Be on the Lookout for Extremist…Toddlers
The so-called war on terror has been used to justify everything from mass surveillance programs and drone strikes to extraordinary renditions and torture programs.

[White] Woman Goes on Shooting Spree, Yet Somehow Isn’t Automatically Killed by Police
We’ve been told repeatedly that if only Eric Garner hadn’t resisted, or been so fat, the medical examiner wouldn’t have found that his death was a homicide due to asphyxiation.

The Real Reason U.S. Gas Is So Cheap Is Americans Don’t Pay the True Cost of Driving
A gas tax that fully corrected for the social impact of car reliance would upend life as we know it.

There Goes the Public in Public Universities
According to Tyler Kingkade, students now pay more of the cost of attending public universities than do state governments.

Know Someone Who Is Pro-Palestinian? Secretly, Instantly Report the Scoundrel
The Simon Weisenthal Center and Hillel International just proudly announced a new phone app “to fight anti-Semitism” which will be deployed on 550 US campuses with Hillel centers.

The Police Were Created To Control Poor & Working Class People
In most of the liberal discussions of the recent police killings of unarmed black men, there is an underlying assumption that the police are supposed to protect and serve the population.

Distribution of Family Economies in the U.S.
As part of his analysis of changing household structure in the United States, Steven Ruggles argues (following Stephanie Coontz) that “the traditional family is not the Ozzie-and-Harriet male breadwinner family that briefly prevailed in the mid-twentieth century.”

Time Poverty Is a Problem Partly of Perception and Partly of Distribution
The predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard Keynes in 1930, would work around “three hours a day”—and probably only by choice.

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