Noam Chomsky Announces Las Vegas Residency Onion (Sherry)
Please Stop Using ‘Neanderthal’ As An Insult, Say Neanderthal Experts Atlas Obscura (furzy)
Penguin swims 5,000 miles every year for reunion with the man who saved his life Metro (Wat). Aaaw…Be sure to watch the clips.
Polar Bears Win Huge Swath of Alaska Atlas Obscura (furzy)
Major League Baseball Manager Saves Swarm from ‘Bee Genocide’ Motherboard (resilc)
How to detect a credit card cloner at the gas pump City Pages (Chuck L). A public service announcement.
Eyeglasses That Can Focus Themselves Are on the Way MIT Technology Review (David L)
Coke’s cash: 14 health experts who’ve taken the soft-drink giant’s money Sydney Morning Herald (EM)
Fukushima: They Knew Greg Palast. From 2012, still germane.
Fukushima survivors try to rebuild lives Financial Times
China’s shadow-bank boom keeps zombie firms alive Reuters (resilc)
Beijing Moves to Tighten Grip on Trade Route Wall Street Journal
China Car Sales Hit the Brakes in February WSJ China Real Time Report
ECB Goes More Negative
ECB Cuts Rates and Expands Stimulus Wall Street Journal
Euro Strengthens Despite Fresh ECB Stimulus Measures Wall Street Journal. As with Japan, the currency rose when the authorities no doubt wanted it lower. Oops.
EU ignores rights crackdown New York Times (furzy)
Migrant Crisis Fuels Support for German Populist Upstart Wall Street Journal. Previously reported at NC….
Living and dying in besieged areas of Syria failed evolution
Seeing no end to power crisis, Gazans turn to the sun Reuters (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Apple Warns FBI Could Make Them Turn On iPhone Cameras and Microphones Next Common Dreams (Judy B)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Done In by the American Way of War Tom Engelhardt
‘The Obama Doctrine’ Is To Whitewash His Foreign Policy Moon of Alabama. As we wrote in 2010, Obama thinks the solution to every problem is better propaganda.
The 7 Best Moments From the GOP Debate in Miami Mother Jones
Who Won? Substance Over Theater New York Times
Trump calls for Republican unity Financial Times
Why Trump’s rivals can’t catch him Politico
How Did This Happen? New York Review of Books. One caveat: political scientist Tom Ferguson says the “gerrymandering greatly favors Republicans” meme is incorrect, it only mildly favors Republicans. The Dems lost many seats in 2010 by two points or less, and better management of the economy could easily have turned many votes around.
How Donald Trump Made Millions Off His Biggest Business Failure Fortune. Trump is a looter, not a builder. Whocoulddanode?
In Ohio, Boehner’s Legacy Crumbles With Rise of Trump Wall Street Journal
How We Got Trumped by the Media Nation (furzy)
Bernie Sanders Is Actually the Anti-Trump New Republic (resilc)
Hillary Clinton, Stalwart Friend of World’s Worst Despots, Attacks Sanders’ Latin American Activism Glenn Greenwald, Intercept
Bernie Sanders Said Something We Weren’t Ready to Hear Last Night Charles Pierce, Esquire (guurst, martha r)
Clinton Proves Best PR in the World Can’t Sell a Terrible Product Counterpunch. As Lambert has been saying, “The dogs won’t eat the dogfood.”
Can Sanders Remake the Democratic Party? American Conservative (resilc)
Clinton is in danger of seizing up in Rust Belt after Michigan result Guardian (resilc)
Shocker: WaPo Investigates Itself for Anti-Sanders Bias, Finds There Was None Common Dreams (Judy B)
It should be over for Hillary: Party elites and MSNBC can’t prop her up after Bernie’s Michigan miracle Salon (Thomas A). But author Bill Curry forgets that great saying by Upton Sinclair: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on not understanding it.”
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is Taking A Ton Of Heat For Helping Payday Lenders Huffington Post (YY)
Christians Flock to Groups That Help Members Pay Medical Bills New York Times. Another indictment of Obamacare.
Self-Protectionist Moment: Paul Krugman Protects Himself and the Establishment Thomas Palley. Confirmation of our post yesterday.
What Crisis? Big Ratings Firms Stronger Than Ever Wall Street Journal
The Assets of the Ultrarich Come Closer to Earth New York Times
‘The New Sincerity’: For millennials, how to be good? Chicago Tribune. I’ve seen another play by this writer, and it was good, so if you are in Chicago, consider going.
Antidote du jour. Speaking of penuins, via @AkaravutTV9: