A few interesting stories:
Crime Fiction - The New Yorker. Did police coercion to finger the wrong man let a serial killer stay free?
Could Silicon Valley Become the Next Camden? - The Atlantic
Break up the states! The case for the United Statelets of America - Salon
The Gold Standard Was an Accident of History- Macro and Other Musings
The black hole of US government contracting - Le Monde diplomatique
How bird flocks are like liquid helium - Science
Under Water: The EPA's Ongoing Struggle to Combat Pollution - Pacific Standard. More on the farm lobby freaking out gullible farmers.
How Dodge Packed 707 Horsepower Into the Hellcat Without Destroying It - Wired. Because 707 Hp makes sense in a street car.
The Original Tea Partiers: How GOP Insurgents Invented Progressivism - The Atlantic. "Fighting Bob" LaFollette, the original all-or-nothing insurgent. Not a Tea Party nutjob.
Where the biggest beer, wine and liquor drinkers live in the U.S. - Washington Post