Syrian Troops Said to Recapture Historic Palmyra From ISIS New York Times
The fate of the temple of Bel is a symbol of the tragedy engulfing Syria Tom Holland, The Guardian
Puerto Rico’s Delegate Demands Changes to Debt Crisis Draft Bill Bloomberg. The bill appears to be a total nightmare for Puerto Rican citizens, imposing a mini-IMF in the form of a “fiscal control board” that will mandate austerity basically forever.
Draghi’s Pension Poison Bloomberg Gadfly
Why Al Franken would be Hillary Clinton’s ideal pick for vice president POLITICO Magazine
Bernie Sanders: “We Are On a Path Toward Victory” Reader Supported News
The ‘Sanders Democrat’ is paving the way for the radical left Washington Post
My Shared Shame: The Media Helped Make Trump Nick Kristof, New York Times
Mexicans celebrate holiday by burning Trump in effigy Washington Post
Deal reached to boost California’s minimum wage to $15, avoiding ballot box battle LA Times. This will be the biggest consequence of the 2016 election, and it won’t even get decided at the ballot box. An unthinkable victory for labor even 4 years ago. I’ll have more on this soon, look out for it.
Republican Party Rift in North Carolina Mirrors Feud at National Level Wall Street Journal
San Francisco Mayor Bans Government Travel To North Carolina Capital Public Radio
How The Human Rights Campaign Is Helping the GOP to Retain the Senate Huffington Post. But describing them as the “political establishment” was deeply misguided.
Anthem-Cigna Merger Information CA Dept of Insurance. Locals in California can deliver comments on this merger before Friday. There’s a public hearing in San Francisco on Tuesday.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Holdouts of the Social Media Age New York Times
Contract Workforce Outpaces Growth in Silicon-Valley Style ‘Gig’ Jobs Wall Street Journal
Japan’s elderly turn to life of crime to ease cost of living Financial Times
Al Jazeera announces 500 job cuts CNN (h/t furzy mouse)
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