California Coyotes on Drugs? Alternet
The End of Twitter New Yorker. Twitter appears to remain the preferred venue for journalists.
How one Macalester student helped his dad fight PTSD-fueled night terrors MinnPost (Chuck L)
Why is Cornell University hosting a GMO propaganda campaign? Ecologist. Better yet, funded by the Gates Foundation.
Vaccines, drugs, and Zipf distributions VoxEU. Confirms the instinct that drug companies make more from treating HIV than they would from devising a vaccine.
Japan Goes Negative
Brazil’s Olympic Costs Up Another $100 Million on Electric Bills Bloomberg (resilc)
You have now landed in Geneva, Syria RT (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Anaheim police have secretly been using cell phone surveillance devices KPCC. And the ACLU is suing them.
Understanding the Trump/Sanders Constituencies: Inequality Is Something the Elites Did Beat the Press (Fresno Dan, Steve Waldman)
Why Does Twitter Refuse to Shut Down Donald Trump? Lauren Weinstein (Chuck L)
Donald Trump: The Art of Losing the Deal New Yorker (furzy)
Hillary Clinton Gets $13 Million From Health Industry, Now Says Single-Payer Will “Never, Ever Come To Pass” International Business Times. Circulate widely.
The Clinton System New York Review of Books (MW. Ray P). Details some unquestionably corrupt moves by the Clintons to advance the interests of the Clinton Foundation, who dutifully kicked more in as a presumed payback.
Ray P reminds us of this 2015 story: Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton’s State Department International Business Times
” … 22 Clinton emails contained top secret information.” LA Times Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
No, the Hillary Email Story Will Never, Ever Go Away Charles Pierce, Esquire (resilc). Never knew he had a soft spot for dinosaurs….
Quotations From Madame Hillary Counterpunch. Counterpunch, which was attacking Sanders all the time a month or so ago, suddenly seems to have grokked the idea that that was tantamount to endorsing Clinton….
Inevitability Lost: the Clintonites Strike Back Andrew Levine, Counterpunch
Bernie Sanders moves from fringe to zeitgeist Financial Times. Interesting, the comments are generally positive…and perhaps more important, anti-Clinton.
The Escalating Media Assault on Bernie Sanders Bill Moyers (steve h)
Japan’s Devaluation and Iowa Voters Barrons. Google the headline.
The Framers’ “Demagogues” Are Our Charismatic Party Leaders. What to Do? Washington Monthly
Lead and Race In Flint—And Everywhere Else Mother Jones
CalPERS is underfunded and unrealistic. Can it save itself? Los Angeles Times (resilc). As we’ve pointed out, this is the elephant in the room that retiring CEO Anne Stausboll refused to address. It’s being dumped on her successor.
The Big-Oil Bailouts Begin Wolf Street
How Soylent and Oculus Could Fix The Prison System Man Eating Robot. (MS). The scary part is that this is serious. People need real social interaction, not better interfaces.
Zygmunt Bauman: “Social media are a trap” El Pais (martha r). Important. This article is mainly about inequality, which Bauman was early to identify as a “metastasis”.
Antidote du jour. Propertius: “Minnie the Wonder Dog, channeling her inner Dire Wolf”: