- Inside the Headlines - 20140613 - JP Sottile and James Moore

A sea of cars in retreatThis week on Inside the Headlines, Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore take a closer look at the rapidly deteriorating, but not surprising to many careful observers, situation in Iraq. Plus the rising tide of divisiveness in domestic politics epitomized by the Tea Party thumping of the Number Two Republican in the House, Eric Cantor, by a university professor. Then a great tier JP calls 'monkey do, human see.' All headlines listed below with links, just click "Read more."

1. Bull in a Pottery Barn
In Extremists’ Iraq Rise, America’s Legacy
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2014/06/iraq-extremists-mosul-american-invasion-legacy.html
 
How ISIS is exploiting the economics of Syria's civil war
http://www.vox.com/2014/6/12/5802824/how-isis-is-exploiting-the-economics-of-syrias-civil-war
 
Obama: Iraq needs U.S., international help as ISIS threatens to seize more cities
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/12/world/meast/iraq-violence/
 
Iran Deploys Forces to Fight al Qaeda-Inspired Militants in Iraq
http://online.wsj.com/articles/iran-deploys-forces-to-fight-al-qaeda-inspired-militants-in-iraq-iranian-security-sources-1402592470
 
Iraq Is Vietnam 2.0 And U.S. Drones Won’t Solve The Problem
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/12/iraq-is-vietnam-2-0-and-u-s-drones-won-t-solve-the-problem.html
 
Iraq shows 'responsible' U.S. exit strategy needed: Afghan frontrunner
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/12/us-afghanistan-usa-iraq-idUSKBN0EN25X20140612

2. The People, Divided
Political Polarization in the American Public:
How Increasing Ideological Uniformity & Partisan Antipathy Affect Politics, Compromise & Everyday Life
http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/12/political-polarization-in-the-american-public/
 
Can a 'Libertarian Moment' in Politics Be Very Libertarian?
http://reason.com/archives/2014/06/11/can-a-libertarian-moment-in-politics-be
 
Reform Conservatism Needs Place
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/reform-conservatism-needs-place/
 
The Democratic Party Isn't Moving Left
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/06/11/why-the-democratic-party-isnt-moving-to-the-left
 
Power elites are waging war on the foundations of democracy
http://www.religionnews.com/2014/06/03/commentary-power-elites-waging-war-foundations-democracy/
 
Participatory Totalitarianism
http://fpif.org/participatory-totalitarianism
 
3. Monkey Do, Human See
Chimps outsmart humans at simple strategy game
http://www.cnet.com/news/chimps-outsmart-humans-at-simple-strategy-game/
 
Collaborating Chimps Make for a Sweet Deal
http://www.scientificamerican.com/gallery/collaborating-chimps-make-for-a-sweet-deal/
 
Animals Are Not Warmongers: An Important Media Corrective
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201406/animals-are-not-warmongers-important-media-corrective
 
Meet Marines' newest mascot: Wiggly, wrinkly Pvt. Smedley Butler
http://www.stripes.com/meet-the-marines-newest-mascot-wiggly-wrinkly-pvt-smedley-butler-1.287234

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Americans Pick Environment Over Energy Development for First Time in Three Years
http://www.gallup.com/fvideo.aspx?i=AY612BUBO1VHDDyHr@yGGQaa
 
Russia and U.S. Boost Space Station Cooperation, Despite Earthly Disputes
http://www.sptimes.ru/story/40053
 
Circle of life in Manas, India: rehabilitated rhinos continue to thrive
http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/circle-life-manas-india-rehabilitated-rhinos-continue-thrive

ODDS & ENDS

The NSA Could Actually Spy on More Phone Calls Under Reform Bill
http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/the-nsa-could-actually-spy-on-more-phone-calls-under-reform-bill-20140606
 
Scientists condemn 'crazy, dangerous' creation of deadly airborne flu virus
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jun/11/crazy-dangerous-creation-deadly-airborne-flu-virus
 
FDA, EPA advise pregnant women, children to eat more low-mercury fish
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/jun/fda-epa-issue-new-advice-to-pregnant-women-about-fish
 
Ukraine President Once Agent for U.S. State Department
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38760.htm
 
World Cup Drones From Tel Aviv Bring Fall of Rio Kingpin
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-11/world-cup-drones-from-tel-aviv-bring-fall-of-rio-kingpin.html
 
Israel's soldiers speak out about the brutality of Palestinian Occupation
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/08/israel-soldiers-speak-out-brutality-palestine-occupation
 
Saudi minister says beheading, lashings 'cannot be changed'
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-minister-says-beheading-lashings-cannot-be-changed--553582.html
 
Homophobia May Cost India’s Economy Billions of Dollars
http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2014/06/10/how-homophobia-hurts-indias-economy/
 
The Troubling Case of Chris Hedges: Pulitzer winner. Lefty hero. Plagiarist.
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118114/chris-hedges-pulitzer-winner-lefty-hero-plagiarist
 
"Generation X," the Poor Old People of the Future, Will Never Retire
http://gawker.com/generation-x-the-poor-old-people-of-the-future-will-1588158473
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