Must-reads of the week

Margaret Thatcher dies, Anthony Weiner returns, the Maine hermit emerges

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and other miscellany) on the Internet, here are your can’t-miss must-reads of the past week:

Thatcher, liberator — Andrew Sullivan remembers the insane Britain of his youth, and the prime minister who turned the lights back on

‘North Pond Hermit’ is arrested — Crazy story of a man who lived alone in Maine woods for 27 years

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s post-scandal playbook — “It reached this point where I just sat down with Huma and said, ‘Listen, I can’t… . I don’t want to lie.’ … I just didn’t want to lie anymore to her”

Reasons my son is crying — “We asked him to stop hitting his brother with a plastic wand”

Jeff Zucker is remaking CNN — Are viewers tuning in?

Bitcoin has no intrinsic value — And will never be a threat to fiat currency

Kermit Gosnell: the alleged mass-murderer and the bored media — “Let’s just state the obvious: National political reporters are, by and large, socially liberal”

Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s trial should be a front-page story — The dead babies. The exploited women. The racism. The numerous governmental failures. It is thoroughly newsworthy

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