Must-reads of the week

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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:

How the FCC plans to save the internet by destroying it — If the FCC isn’t stopped from its proposal to create slow and fast lanes, discrimination on the net will become the default, not the exception

Why Felix Salmon is joining Fusion — “The core of what I do at Fusion will be post-text”

Marathon runners carrying competitor across finish line? Didn’t happen — Yet another viral story debunked

The top spook’s stupid gag order — The nation’s top spy has prohibited all of his spies from talking with reporters about “intelligence-related information” unless officially authorized to speak

The American middle class is no longer the world’s richest — Great debut feature from David Leonhardt’s The Upshot

‘Ugh. I miss it’ — Transitioning from military to civilian life, and from camaraderie to isolation

It’s adventure time — The bizarre magic of the world’s greatest kid’s—is it for kids?—television show

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