One year ago, these were new. Today, they are still relevant:
Are you tired of mis-spent stimulus money yet? The article mentioned funds were used to pump groundwater in California's Central Valley. So taxpayers are helping with that billion acre-foot overdraft.
Investigating the Russian Mafia -- The Review -- As the year has passed, Russia's politicians have only moved closer to the mafia. Interesting to see rebellion in the Middle East against similar state-exploitation of citizens.
Are lost "ag" jobs really fishing jobs? The trouble with statistics that group together professions that fight over the same resources (less water for fish, more water for farmers and v.v.)