The government is still shut down, but apparently they’re working on that. (WSJ)
Luckily, the NSA is the one government organization that never sleeps — they’re too busy going through your email contacts. (The Washington Post)
People explaining how they spent their last $100 is pretty interesting. Not like their last $100 ever, just their most recent $100. Looks like a lot of coffee, mostly. Still pretty interesting. (The Billfold)
In an unexpected turn of events, there’s still more victim-blaming going on in rape cases. Here, Dugan Arnett reports on how recently Maryville has led to a lot of unanticipated anger toward the victims and their families. (The Kansas City Star)
The burdens of working-class youth: college, work, and the status quo. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
This is not real life. (Gawker)
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