Friday, July 5, 2013

Did you read about the Egyptian protests, the IRS, and sponsored content?

Posted By on 07.05.13 at 11:27 AM

Protesters in Tahrir Square earlier today
  • AP Photo/Amr Nabil
  • Protesters in Tahrir Square earlier today
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That on Wednesday, when the Egyptian military forced Mohamed Morsi from office, there were reportedly more than 80 mob sexual assaults on women in Tahrir Square? ("In a typical attack, lines of men push their way through the packed square, surround lone women, and start ripping at their clothes until they are naked.") Kate Schmidt

• That the amount of renewable energy used in the United States today would have powered the entire country 150 years ago, but we are still addicted to fossil fuels? Mick Dumke

• That the IRS "scandal" may have been chiefly due to bureaucratic rigidity, and not the targeting of conservative groups? Steve Bogira

• About newspapers and magazines publishing "sponsored content" and whether or not it's ethical? Tal Rosenberg

Jonah Goldberg deriding the left for refighting the racial battles of yesteryear? Steve Bogira

• How Brazilian school kids have been learning English by correcting the tweets of U.S. celebrities? Julia Thiel

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