[Note from Outis: These links were actually compiled by Lambert. However, comments were somehow disabled on the original post, so I am reposting it in order to fix that problem.]
California readers, Yves requests that I thank you for responding so quickly to our last-minute request for letters supporting a Public Records Act reform bill (where “PRA” is California-speak for “FOIA,” and the reform is real, not “reform,” i.e. neutering). So thank you! –lambert
Iceberg Alley: Newfoundland’s new tourist attraction The Independent
The Nightmare Scenario for Florida’s Coastal Homeowners Bloomberg (Kokuanani).
Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics The Conversation
Snowden’s Box Harpers
Japan Needs More People Bloomberg
Latest: Euro rises after poll predicts Macron win Guardian. From the poll results: 0.5 + 1.5 + 19 + 7.5 + 25 + 1 + 19 + 4 + 0.5 + 22 = 100. No undecideds, apparently. Huh?
Nightmare of a Jean-Luc Melenchon-Marine Le Pen run-off spooks global markets Australian Financial Review
The Mélenchon Factor Jacobin
Theresa May and the Crisis of British Progressivism The New Yorker
Theresa May urges British voters to reject ‘coalition of chaos’ The Irish Times. A “coalition” is unlikely ever to exist…
2016 Post Mortem
Hillary Clinton Is a Loser The American Conservative. “Shattered can be read without gaining any knowledge of the comparative size of staff of Trump versus Hillary, the number of voter contacts, how voters are approached, fundraising differences, media market strategy, or really any of the quantifiable mechanics of a political operation that might inform why a campaign loses.” I’m 20% of the way through the book; it’s certainly a gripping read! I’ll let you know when I finish….
Hillary camp scrambling to find out who leaked embarrassing info NY Post. “They have learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.” –Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (attributed).
New Cold War
Maxine Waters Loses Her Mind to “Anti-Russia Dementia” – Like the Rest of the Black Caucus Black Agenda Report (MR).
It’s time for Democrats to drop the Russia ‘shtick’ Michael Tracey, CNBC
Exclusive: Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election – documents Reuters. Wake me when the sources aren’t anonymous, there are documents I can see, there’s something beyond yammering about RT and Sputnik News, both of which have the circulation of a smallish blog. And a demonstrable effect on voters.
How Billionaire Trump Adviser Evades Ethics Law While Shaping Policies That Make Money For His Wall Street Firm International Business Times
GOP Targets Trillion-Dollar Tax Break for Democratic States Bloomberg. The state and local tax break.
Most Texans do not want Trump’s border wall Business Insider (DL).
How to Stand Up to Trump and Win Nicholas Kristoff, NYT. I dislike the “fight back,” “stand up,” and “bullying” tropes because they imply category errors; politics and microaggression are not commensurate. That said, Kristoff does some actual reporting here, interviewing Gene Sharp and Jamila Raqib, among others.
Study Says New York City’s Richest People Benefited Most From the Recovery Bloomberg. Thanks, Obama!
The Jobless Economy Jacobin
The evidence is piling up — Silicon Valley is being destroyed Matt Stoller, Business Insider
For Cods Sake: The Future of a Collapsing Fishery EcoWatch (GlennF).
Antidote du jour, for the French election:
On a day of general perturbation, I bring you a French bulldog, skateboarding in Clissold Park pic.twitter.com/rLHTcbY1ji
— ImogenRussellWill (@ImogenRW) April 18, 2017