They might not rhyme this week, but they sure will give you your weekly dose of feeling like getting in the car and driving as far as you can to write poetry, because really, having a job isn’t making you much more money anyway.
Iran’s probably making the bomb, and Netanyahu wants none of it, so he made a chart. With a timeline. Because that’ll show ’em! NYTimes
People are getting less poor, only more slowly than everyone thought. NYTimes
There was water on Mars! Must mean aliens… NPR
Mexico captures a major drug boss for the Zetas. My hopes for this halting some of the violence are slim. We need to end the war on drugs for that to happen. Al Jazeera
1 in 5 households are burdened with student debt. I’m started to get the feeling that the game is rigged. LATimes
The government forgot to count about 400,000 new jobs. Turns out we’re not as poor as we thought! Woo! Slate
San Diego is about the build the hemisphere’s largest desalination plant. I include this because this is your weekly reminder that there’s water, water everywhere but not a drop to spare. Salon
What stories have caught your eye?