- Inside the Headlines - 20140214 - James Moore and JP Sottile

HAS FREEDOM OF SPEECH BECOME AN ANACHRONISM?

Join James & the Newsvandal for another helping of the week's key stories. Our three tiers this week include last call for the first amendment; the defense budget doesn't suck, it just sucks for you; and Darwin daze.

All headlines discussed are referenced with links. Just click "Read more" below.

1. Last Call for the First Amendment?
Biggest rises and falls in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index
http://rsf.org/index2014/en-index2014.php
 
NSA a 'direct threat to journalism'
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/12/nsa-direct-threat-journalism-cpj-report
 
The risk of reporting US drone strikes
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/02/risk-reporting-us-drone-strikes-2014212103345230764.html
 
A New Assault on Freedom of the Press
http://reason.com/archives/2014/02/13/a-new-assault-on-freedom-of-the-press
 
FCC Backs Off Study of Newsroom Editorial Practices
http://www.adweek.com/news/press/fcc-backs-study-newsroom-editorial-practices-155673
 
The Wolf of Sesame Street: Revealing the secret corruption inside PBS’s news division
http://pando.com/2014/02/12/the-wolf-of-sesame-street-revealing-the-secret-corruption-inside-pbss-news-division/
 
2. The Defense Budget Doesn't Suck, It Just Sucks For You.
Economic Confidence Still Highest in D.C. in 2013
http://www.gallup.com/poll/167123/economic-confidence-highest-2013.aspx
 
White House Pushes Defense Budget Hike
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140209/DEFREG02/302090012/White-House-Pushes-Budget-Hike
 
Lawmaker Holds Stock In Defense Contractor He Champions
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140210/DEFREG02/302100025/Lawmaker-Holds-Stock-Defense-Contractor-He-Champions
 
Five Futuristic Weapons That Could Change Warfare
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/five-futuristic-weapons-could-change-warfare-9866
 
DARPA Launches Project to Revolutionize Web Search
http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/02/darpa-launches-project-revolutionize-web-search/78545/
 
McClatchy-Marist Poll: American dream seen as out of reach
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/02/13/218026/mcclatchy-marist-poll-american.html
 
3. Darwin Daze
Self-Assembling Molecules Like These May Have Sparked Life on Earth
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/02/rna/
 
Camels Had No Business in Genesis
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/science/camels-had-no-business-in-genesis.html
 
Rough Seas on 'Noah': Darren Aronofsky Opens Up on the Biblical Battle to Woo Christians (and Everyone Else)
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rough-seas-noah-darren-aronofsky-679315
 
HBO filmmaker’s loss of faith parallels his subject’s: Darwin
http://www.religionnews.com/2014/02/12/hbo-filmmakers-loss-faith-parallels-subjects-darwin/
 
More Americans Think Astrology Is Science
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/02/public-opinion-astrology-dumb
 
The Startling Intelligence of the Common Chicken
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-startling-intelligence-of-the-common-chicken/
 
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
California Leads Nation in Solar Jobs
http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/california-leads-nation-in-solar-jobs-20140211
 
United States Tightens the Noose on the Ivory Trade
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140211-united-states-rules-wildlife-trafficking-ivory-science/
 
Stopping Deforestation Makes Business Sense, Says Unilever CEO
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/stopping-deforestation-makes-business-sense-says-unilever-ceo/
 
ODDS & ENDS
What Cold War CIA Interrogators Learned from the Nazis
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/11/what-cold-war-cia-interrogators-learned-from-the-nazis.html
  
Chemical weapons: Dangerous, but ineffective in combat
http://thebulletin.org/chemical-weapons-dangerous-ineffective-combat
 
Pyrethroid insecticides increasing in people, homes
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2014/Feb/indoor-pyrethroids/
 
Goldman puts 'for sale' sign on Iran's old uranium supplier
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/11/us-goldman-uranium-insight-idUSBREA1A0RX20140211
 
Documents reveal chaotic US military sex-abuse record in Japan
http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/documents-reveal-chaotic-us-military-sex-abuse-record-in-japan-1.266126
 
Jesuits launch jubilee year to mark 400 years in Vietnam
http://ncronline.org/news/faith-parish/jesuits-launch-jubilee-year-mark-400-years-vietnam
  
Jewish Hospital a Fixture in Tehran
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/world/middleeast/jewish-hospital-at-home-in-iran.html
 
Climate change is making the world sick
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2276830/climate_change_is_making_the_world_sick.html
 
Mathematical Beauty Activates Same Brain Region as Great Art or Music
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140212183557.htm
 
Is the Loch Ness Monster Dead?
http://news.discovery.com/animals/is-the-loch-ness-monster-dead-140210.htm
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