Wiretap: We designed the chemical weapons we were looking for in Iraq

 
The Pulitzer committee can now adjourn. New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers has an astonishing story of the pre-1992 chemical arms buried in Iraq — the pre-Iraq-war weapons of mass destruction — and how these weapons, used in Iraq’s war with Iran, found new victims between 2004 and 2011: American and Iraqi troops. Why did the Pentagon keep it a secret? Was it because the weapons were made long before 9/11? Or was it because many had been designed in the United States and manufactured in Europe?

Unemployment is down. Nearly all the numbers show the economy is recovering. So, why can’t people feel it? Via the Atlantic.

Vox asks four congressmen who have said that ISIS terrorists have been found at the border with Mexico for proof of their claim. Guess what. None of them responded.

Among largely unmotivated voters in the 2014 election, Republicans are less unmotivated than Democrats. Via Doyle McManus in the Los Angeles Times.

If you live in the United States, flu is the virus you should worry about. And getting a flu shot is what you should do about it. Via Ruth Marcus at the Washington Post.

David Greenglass, the brother who doomed Ethel Rosenberg in the atomic bomb spy case, dies at 92. Via the New York Times.

This is pretty, pretty, pretty good: Everything you need to know about life, you can learn by listening to Larry David. Via the New Yorker.

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