Welcome to the Friday news roundup. I’m afraid there’s not a lot of good out there, though if it bleeds it leads, so perhaps good things are happening, but they aren’t pushing through.
NYC is still a logistical clusterfuck. For all y’all out there: good luck and stay safe! NYTimes
Oh wow. former Penn State President Graham B. Spanier was charged on Thursday with hushing up child molestation allegations against Jerry Sandusky. NYTimes
Someone found a message from a WWII carrier pigeon. I’m desperately curious to know what it says. BBC
Mitt Romney kinda sorta says what he’d do with FEMA. Slate
Hey, racism is on the rise! Hurray for post-racial America! The Root
Barclays has to explain why they should not be penalized for manipulating physical electricity prices. Aren’t banks the worst! Al Jazeera
Global inequality is the highest it’s been in 20 years. Capitalism at work. Salon
What’s been going on in your world?