The day's talking points from around the watercooler

At New York Times,  J. David Goodman elaborates on New York's role as a hub in a surging heroin trade. It's not a pretty picture, and it's getting worse. NPR's David Gura detailed, "In the first four months of 2014, #NYC's narcotics prosecutor seized 288 lbs. of #heroin." 

Also from the Times, we learn that a taxi commission official plans to join Uber. This news necessitated that all of us retweet this article after adding, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

And First Look Media's Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ryan Devereaux are at it again, telling us in a piece called "Data Pirates of the Caribbean" that the NSA is recording every cell phone call in the Bahamas. "Lessons: think twice before phone sex/long meandering calls about terrorist attacks from the Bahamas," journalist Anna Lekas Miller  suggested.

Meanwhile back at Greenwald's old stomping grounds at the GuardianJen Doll warns that trigger warnings on classic literature are one small step from book banning.

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