The mass trespass that opened the gates of the countryside New Statesman. Today marks the 85th anniversary of the Kinder Scott Mass Trespass. Celebrate by taking a walk, preferably in the countryside.
Why Brexit will bring a boom in lobbying The Conversation
RUSSIA BLOG, DAY 1: THE STRANGE ACTIVIST WHO “PROVOKED” CHECHNYA’S ANTI-GAY CRACKDOWN The Exiled. The latest from Mark Ames.
New Cold War
Why Do We Want a Cooperative Relationship With Russia? The American Conservative
IMPORTANT CORRECTION TO The Nerve Agent Attack that Did Not Occur George Washington’s Blog
You Brought This Dystopian Panopticon On Yourselves, Goldmanites Dealbreaker. While it’s hard to feel too sorry for the Vampire Squid’s employees, this sounds horrible.
A New Beginning Jacobin
How Jean-Luc Mélenchon built a resistance New Statesman
Macron and neo-fascist Le Pen advance to run-off in French presidential elections World Socialist Web Site
Présidentielle 2017 : où les candidats du premier tour ont-ils fait leurs meilleurs scores ? Le Monde. Visual representation of the geographic voting distribution is comprehensile even for those who don’t read French.
Marine Le Pen Is In A Much Deeper Hole Than Trump Ever Was FiveThirtyEight. Nate Silver weighs in.
“C’est la fin d’une histoire” pour le PS, juge Valls Agence France Presse
Macron and Le Pen Fight for the French Presidency and the Definition of Patriotism The Intercept. Curiously clueless on the economic issues, reminding me of how the MSM missed both the Brexit vote and tried to dismiss all Trump supporters in the run-up to the election as motivated by racism.
Made-in-China aircraft carrier is readied for launch SCMP. Lambert: “Who cares if the sitting duck is black or white”?
India’s food-water-energy nexus: disaster or opportunity? The Third Pole
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
2016 Post Mortem
Poll: The Democratic Party Is In Deep Trouble Moon of Alabama
Kathryn Bigelow, Hillary Clinton, and Virtual Reality Join Forces to Save the Elephants Vanity Fair. Am I the only one who reads this headline ironically: w/ HRC and Hollywood joining to save the symbol of the GOP? And at the Tribeca Film Festival no less!
Little Creep National Review. More piling on poor, poor Chelsea Clinton. For those who find sharp political invective upsetting, skip this. For what it’s worth, I think it’s going to be hard to roll out Clinton 3.0 when the CC name is rapidly becoming a punch line. (And you Premiership fans know what immediately springs to this Arsenal supporter’s mind whenever Chelsea is mentioned.)
Trump Administration Distances Itself From Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman Amid Call For Recusal International Business Times
Antidote du jour. Not the best picture, but one of my favorite birds: seeing one always makes me smile. I leave it to readers to identify it and where it’s found: