James Angel and Douglas M. McCabe (Georgetown): The Ethics of Payments: Paper, Plastic, or Bitcoin? Kendra Koivu (New Mexico): Organized Crime and the State: The Political Economy of Illicit Markets. The three leakers and what to do about them: David Cole reviews Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy by Rahul Sagar and Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles by James C. Goodale. Would America be a better place if its public figures behaved like Francois Hollande, Segolene Royal, Valerie Trierweiler, Nicolas Sarkozy, Jacques Chirac and Francois Mitterrand, and if its people took as relaxed a view of sex as the French do? Make journalists testify: Eric Posner on why the press is wrong to demand a reporter’s privilege for James Risen. Lindy West on why we must not shut up about how women are treated on the Internet. With a community of creators uncomfortable with the value of virality, an audience content to watch grainy dashcam videos, and platforms that discourage sharing, is a hit-machine for audio possible? From TPM, a look at the sheer level of attempted sabotage down at the ground level in GOP-run Obamacare rejectionist states. Jonathan Chait on the death of the death of Obamacare. Alice Robb on the four stages of fame: How celebrities learn to accept — and regret — their popularity. What to do with old airports? To landscape architects, it's a delightful question. Felix Salmon on when patient money is big money.

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