Wiretap: What climate change?

Boulder creek in flood mode, via bkatalenas.

Our lead Monday story, of course, is about the devastating floods that have left at least six dead and many thousands homeless along the Front Range. National Geographic explains why these floods have come. You won’t be surprised.

The photos and personal tragedies make the news. Less said so far, though, about why Colorado has seen historic fires and 500-year floods.

Fred Kaplan says the Syrian chemical arms deal is a win-win-win, for everyone except Syrians.

This is how everyone is doing since the financial crisis hit. Guess what: The 1 percent really are doing better. A lot better. Via Washington Post.

Fifty years after the Birmingham bombing, the city is a far different place, writes John Meacham, via Time.

Larry Summers is out as Fed chair. Should Janet Yellen be in? Ezra Klein thinks so.

[ Top image of Boulder Creek via Instagram/bkatalenas ]

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