Is the College of Faith For Real? - SBNation
Life's Rich Pageant: Meet a Florida Man - Grantland
Most Central Valley farmers unlikely to get federal water, again - LA Times
Engineer Brews A Lovely Wheat Beer With Milwaukee Wastewater - Modern Farmer
How Mice Turned Their Private Paradise Into A Terrifying Dystopia - io9
The Scarlet B: A Brief History of Buggery in Colonial America - Priceonomics. Homer Simpson, for attempted insecticide and aggravated buggery, I sentence you to 200 hours community service.
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' - The Guardian.
Dark Leviathan - Aeon. On Silk Road and the unworkability of libertarianism.
Will America's Shale Boomtowns Bust? A Report From the Heart of North Dakota's Fracking Country - Fortune. Also see, Texas shale boomtown 'hurting bad' in oil slump - Financial Times
Why the Reagan wing of the GOP is worried - Washington Post. The Kudlow quotes are ridiculous. If there is a more worthless person to listen to than Larry Kudlow, I'm not sure who it would be. And Old Man Bush was right about trickle-down economics back in 1980.
A twofer from the Texas Tribune: Ag Commissioner Says Consumers Being "Screwed" and Signs of Neglect, Wear and Tear in State Government. Small government in all its glory. If things are this bad when the state's economy has been booming for a decade, how terrible will they be when the economy slows down?