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In the News 03.11.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

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In the News 03.11.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets


Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

 


 

1. A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D

“ATTENTION deficit hyperactivity disorder is now the most prevalent psychiatric illness of young people in America, affecting 11 percent of them at some point between the ages of 4 and 17. The rates of both diagnosis and treatment have increased so much in the past decade that you may wonder whether something that affects so many people can really be a disease.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The New York Times

 


 

2. Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview

“King hasn’t done many recent in-depth print interviews since a van accident nearly killed him 15 years ago, but he decided to sit down with Rolling Stone to discuss his life and career.”

 
Read the rest of this article at Rolling Stone

 


 

3. Going to the Chapel

“On a recent trip to the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, I witnessed a peculiar spectacle. A man who had been sitting cross-legged in front of a painting stood up and began shouting. The sound was a kind of incantation, which shattered the chapel’s silence. Attendants quickly hustled him outside and amid the noise I saw that he was wearing red shoes which appeared to be mismatched.”

 
Read the rest of this article at Aeon Magazine

 


 

4. Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

“In 2013, while 8 percent of all federal criminal charges were dismissed (either because of a mistake in fact or law or because the defendant had decided to cooperate), more than 97 percent of the remainder were resolved through plea bargains, and fewer than 3 percent went to trial. The plea bargains largely determined the sentences imposed.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The New York Review of Books

 


 

5. No Offense: The New Threats to Free Speech

“England’s libel laws—long a scandalous system for enabling the rich to suppress their scandals—now have imitations in Europe and the U.S. In May 2014, the European Court of Justice created “the right to be forgotten,” enabling those with ugly pasts—a fraudster, a failed politician, an anti-Muslim bigot perhaps—to delete their crimes, misdemeanors and embarrassments from Internet records so that search engines cannot find them.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The Wall Street Journal

 


P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.

 

 

[image : giambattista valli via victoria]

 
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