A new issue of Resurgence is out. Jessica Fink (California Western): In Defense of Snooping Employers. Richard W. Murphy (Texas Tech) and Afsheen John Radsan (William Mitchell): Notice and an Opportunity to Be Heard Before the President Kills You. From Lapham’s Quarterly, a special issue on The Sea. Norm Ornstein on the unprecedented — and contemptible — attempts to sabotage Obamacare. Could Americans kick our addiction to cool? Leon Neyfakh on how to live without air conditioning. Vincze Miklos on the coolest flags in human history. At great risk, they helped The Washington Post cover Iraq — now, they’re remaking their lives in America. Garry Davis, man of no nation who saw one world of no war, dies at 91. A wasted crisis? Paul Starr on why the Democrats did so little to change Wall Street. Coral Davenport on the coal lobby's fight for survival: Once a Washington powerhouse, it now lies in disarray at the mercy of forces beyond its control — can a group built for war sue the Obama administration for peace? Aaron Parrett explores how Lucian used a lunar vantage point to take a satirical look back at the philosophers of Earth and their ideas of “truth”. The latest figures tell us that American executives make more than foreigners, media titans make more than oilmen, and none of it makes much sense. Could killer robots bring world peace? We're breaking Isaac Asimov's First Law — and it could be good for humanity.