For this weekend's reading list we have articles on climate change, the shady business dealings of a Republican sugar daddy, the hurdles erected by GOP-backed voter suppression laws, the first same-sex civil union to occur on military grounds, and the $1.5 billion fleecing of American taxpayers by Mitt Romney's 2002 Winter Olympics.
Global Warming's Terrifying New Math - Bill McKibben's latest essay on the numbers behind the rapidly growing problem of climate change, and how the fossil fuel industry is stopping us from taking action to address the problem
Inside the Investigation of Leading Republican Money Man Sheldon Adelson - an investigation documenting apparent shady business dealings by Sheldon Adelson, the multi-billionaire who bankrolled Newt Gingrich's Presidential campaign and is now trying to help Mitt Romney buy his way into the White House
The Challenge of Obtaining Voter Identification - a report documenting the hurdles that people face in getting the photo IDs that Republican-backed voter suppression laws require people have to vote
The Wedding - the story of the first same sex civil union to occur at a chapel on a US military base, between Tech Sgt. Erwynn Umali and Will Behrens in June 2012
Snow Job - the story of how the 2002 Winter Olympics that Mitt Romney led turned into a $1.5 billion fleecing of American taxpayers
Explaining Extreme Events of 2011 From a Climate Perspective - climate scientists explain how six extreme weather events from last year can be explained from a climate change perspective