* Why we can't ignore the conspiracy theorists.
* "Obama is bad on civil liberties, but that shouldn't surprise anyone."
* "We shouldn’t have to wait for an abuse of power to know that the NSA's snooping has gone too far."
* "The Republican Party is broken, and fixing it is the only way to bring long-term sanity to our politics."
* Russel Brand on reacting to terrorism. (Good read, and I am no fan of his.)
* Good read: Ta-Nehisi Coates on the advise he gives to kids in school today.
* "Slut shaming and concern trolling in geek culture."
* Big data: how Google can predict how well a movie will do at the box office.