What we read while President Obama’s position on gay marriage was intelligently designed…
- Twitter tried to stand up for a user’s privacy, but was blocked by the courts. Speaking of Internet policing, a look at Anonymous, the online hacker collective.
- The Intelligence Squared debate on banning college football is worth watching, if only for the spectacle of Buzz Bissinger.
- In case you weren’t paying attention: On the heels of North Carolina’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and rights for gay couples, President Obama announced his personal support for gay marriage (just as John S predicted he would do three months ago). This is one of Obama’s better flip-flops. Posner and Becker opine on gay marriage.
- The NYPD released troubling numbers on its “Stop and Frisk” policy.
- Roger Ebert likes women.
- How did Wall Street kill Dodd-Frank?
- NBC surprisingly renewed all of its low-rated but well-regarded comedies. One of them, Parks and Recreation, aired its season finale last week. Showrunner Michael Schur broke down the season with Alan Sepinwall. Presumably, noted sabermetrician Schur would love this spinoff.
- Brewers’ closer John Axford sums up all postgame interviews in a note.
- Mad Men paid a small fortune for the rights to air a Beatles song last week, as I’m sure John Lennon would have wanted…