The company has cultivated unprecedented ties to the government not only by lobbying but sharing its digital expertise, raising questions about undue influence. Source: Google’s Remarkably Close Relationship With the Obama White House, in Two Charts
By one count, more than half of the 594 members of the national legislature face legal challenges — including charges like murder, kidnapping and bribery. Source: Brazil’s Most Entertaining Show May Be Congress
The politics of chronic underinvestment. Source: System Overload – The New Yorker
It’s degrading to the religious book to put it on the same level as the state flower and bird, says a Republican critic of the bill. Source: Bible Could Become An Official State Symbol, As Tennessee Approves Bill : The Two-Way : NPR
“I’m sick of it,” the candidate snapped on video at a Greenpeace organizer. Source: Meet the activist who made Clinton lose her cool over fossil fuel donations | Grist
The president has had a lot of success addressing America’s problems, which may surprise many on the left and the right. Source: Learning From Obama – The New York Times
Half of voters have no idea who the Koch brothers are — so here’s a quick and dirty primer | Grist.
The New Optimism of Al Gore – NYTimes.com.
Trillion Dollar Fraudsters – NYTimes.com.
This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see – The Washington Post.