Morning Links for May 14, 2013
Angelina Jolie's mastectomy, a protest for the Pulaski principal, and a local discussion of indie music.
It wouldn't be a Tuesday without a heavy dose of political drama and a pharmaceutical con man-turned government cooperator. Let's get to all the news that's fit to link.
- Yesterday Pulaski High School students protested their principal's job description being posted on career websites. Although their principal, Darrell Williams, hasn't been fired or asked to reapply for his job, the sign of a change in high school leadership reveals what some think is a disconcerting trend in MPS high schools - where principal turnover has been high. The Journal Sentinel's Erin Richards has the full report.
- AV Club Milwaukee's Matt Wild, the Shepherd Express' Evan Rytlewski and Ryan Schleicher of WMSE discuss the state of indie music. You can listen to the whole discussion here.
- Actress Angelina Jolie writes in a New York Times op-ed that she had a double mastectomy as a preventive measure against breast cancer.
- Wired has a profile of David Anthony Whitaker, a "career con man who made a fortune selling illegal pharmaceuticals online - and pulled off a federal sting that forced Google to pay $500 million." It is, to say the least, an interesting read.
- No, we're not talking about ABC's political drama Scandal, but the title is apt. Politico has a roundup of the latest "scandal politics," including the government's secret tapping of AP phone lines, and what Republicans allege was the IRS' unfair treatment of right-leaning groups.