February 28: What we're following this week


Investigative reporter Julia Angwin talks to about her new book “Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance.” (Fresh Air)

How anti-poverty programs marginalize fathers. (The Atlantic)

Temp work has been one of the fastest growing segments of the economy—but according to the OECD, the U.S. has some of the weakest labor protections for temp workers in the developed world. (ProPublica)

Charles Blow takes on Arizona’s S.B. 1062 and reflects on a new report finding that a majority of Americans now support marriage equality. (The New York Times, Public Religion Research Institute)

How big banks are cashing in on food stamps. (The American Prospect)

Why Chicago is betting big on buses, and why more cities should embrace bus rapid transit. (Atlantic Cities)

Does Uganda offer a cautionary tale about the potential pitfalls of global LGBT activism? Plus, the complicated ethics of being LGBT and traveling in a homophobic country. (Foreign Policy, Slate)

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