Giant ring of galaxies scattered during Andromeda flyby challenges Einstein’s theory of gravity International Business Times (original).
Dogs recognize dog and human emotions Royal Society Biology Letters
Anatomy of a Banking Scandal Showcases McDowell Bank’s Rise, Fall The State Journal
Opinion: The G20’s dilemma Deutsche Welle
‘Deep denial’: G20’s controversial trade retouching fails to stir investors Australian Financial Review
A sensible Brexit deal is more probable than you think Wolfgang Munchaü, FT
How Much Europe Can Europe Tolerate? Project Syndicate
Israel reportedly launches strike on Syria as tensions rise Los Angeles Times
Syria war: ‘Worst man-made disaster since World War II’ AL Jazeera (Furzy Mouse).
What Should China and the US Do About North Korea? The Diplomat
Make America Singapore NYT. Anything, anything but adopt the simple, rugged, and proven solution that a continent-spanning, multicultural, multilingual, federally-organized, Five Eyes-member nation sixty miles to the north of Burlington, Vermont has adopted…
Republicans revamp health bill, boost benefits to older Americans Reuters (Furzy Mouse). This plus a contract for Bath Iron Works should swing Collins. Not a peep from Democrats on capping Medicaid. I guess they support it.
New Cold War
We lost a war: Russia’s interference in our election was much more than simple mischief-making New York Daily News. The zeitgeist has moved from “hacking” through “interference” to “meddling.” This guy is stuck at “interference.”
Getting Russia Wrong The Russia Monitor (DK). The Obot talking point “The President is not a dictator,” localized for Russsia.
Our Perpetual War Political Culture The American Conservative (Re Silc).
The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left The Philosophical Salon (MR).
Trump Is Now Breaking His Core Promises Ian Welsh
White House installs political aides at Cabinet agencies to be Trump’s eyes and ears WaPo. Will-to-power…
Trump Travel Ban 2.0: Hawaii Judge Refuses To Limit His Order On Revised Travel Ban International Business Times
New York Attorney General Steps Up Scrutiny of White House WSJ. Hilarity ensues. More on Schneiderman at NC here and here.
Republicans take heat on Trump’s tax returns The Hill. “Most of the Republicans who have called for President Trump to release his tax returns have declined to join efforts to use the power of Congress to make it happen.” Nobody could have predicted…
The Left becomes a cult rather than gather support to oppose Trump Fabius Maximus. “Not on the right right” doesn’t equal “left”….
2016 Post Mortem
Centrist Democrats struggle to draft a survival strategy McClatchy. “The presentations helped the group arrive at four core values that would unite Democrats of all kinds: security, opportunity, compassion and results.” Gawd. Whichever consultant they paid for that drivel didn’t understand the Oxford comma, did they? Three words, one hashtag: #MedicareForAll….
Western Democrats spearhead Trump resistance Politico. Newest talking point.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Exhibit “A” That the Washington Elite Remain Out of Touch with Voters Independent Voter Network (PU).
Tomato pickers win higher pay. Can other workers use their strategy? Christian Science Monitor (MR).
I Was A Hardcore Conservative: What Changed My Mind Cracked (DK). I should read Cracked more often.
Why I left my liberal London tribe FT. The Etonian version of “front row kids” vs. “back row kids”?
Infrared light could someday deliver super-fast WiFi Engadget (Furzy Mouse).
Dilemma: Past and Future of Science in Society Weather Underground
Antidote du jour (via):
But is it an Oxford comma?