If there’s one thing that I’m a fan of, it’s an empowered press corps. Often times, the press are at their best when they try to do actual reporting. When investigative reporting works, it’s one of the great public services. Of course, as an ex-newsman, I might be a little biased there.
Anyway, it’s time for us to do the Wednesday set of links. Let’s kick things off with Salma Hayek.
The boss of Canadian investigative reporters, Kevin Donovan, just took down another big star. This time, it’s the CBC’s Evan Solomon. (Toronto Star)
Investigative reporting isn’t just the realm of newspapers any more. InTouch did some solid investigative reporting to break the Duggar story. (Washington Post)
One of the reasons that Sepp Blatter got re-elected (for four days) as FIFA president was because of the help he supposedly gave poorer soccer nations. While they’re getting money, they aren’t improving because of it. (FiveThirtyEight)
Predictably, the Conservative-controlled Senate passed Canada’s so-called anti-terror surveillance bill C-51 on Tuesday. Couldn’t they come up with a Canadianized play on the “PATRIOT Act?” (National Observer)
The Affordable Care Act is only doing so much. Some big hospitals are overcharging the uninsured to the tune of up to ten times the cost of care. (Washington Post)
The “bro” has died. Here’s its obituary. (Newsweek)
Now that we have a Triple Crown winner for the first time in many, many years (no I don’t care enough to find out), here’s how horse breeding works. (New York Times)
Aziz Ansari looks at modern romance. (Time)
The great thing and frightening thing about modern romances is that they all seem to play out in the public eye. When you’re a celebrity, your ridiculously messy divorce plays out in the public eye for the entertainment of all. (The Daily Beast)