The Epic Shared Journey of Bison and Grizzly Bears Counterpunch (Darius)
Organic Weed? Marijuana Growers Go Green National Geographic (Charles)
2017 Surface Pro least repairable ever; Surface Laptop is made of glue Ars Technica. More crapification: So much for the right to repair….
Chancellor of Unity Handelsblatt. Helmut Kohl obit.
The Nazis Used It, We Use It LRB. Depressing but important read on the return of famine as a weapon of war. “Mass starvation as a consequence of the weather has very nearly disappeared: today’s famines are all caused by political decisions, yet journalists still use the phrase ‘man-made famine’ as if such events were unusual.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
74 Seconds podcast: After the verdict MPR News. Phil U: “The mom’s speech a few min in is powerful.”
As Uber Leaders Step Aside, Arianna Huffington’s Influence Grows NYT (David L). She’s a real dope for taking this on…hubris.
Buying a home? Good luck with that MPR News (Phil U).
Rural divide WaPo. Even the WaPo’s catching on.
Countering ISIL’s Digital Caliphate: An Alternative Model Small Wars Journal (resilc)
Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates Al Jazeera
Grenfell Tower Inferno Aftermath
Grenfell Tower is Theresa May’s Katrina moment – her political career cannot survive it Independent. Patrick Cockburn’s latest.
UK Election Aftermath
It’s not the first time the Tories have been forced into bed with Unionists – and this long alliance is troubling Independent. Robert Fisk’s history recap.
Et tu, Boris TLS. Big, big fan of Mary Beard’s A Don’s Life blog.
Brexit talks to go ahead without us The Daily Mash
From Coast to Coast Jacobin
After pressure campaign, Maddow loses major sponsor Media Equalizer (furzy)
Nuclear Weapons Ban? What Needs to be Banned Is U.S. Arrogance Counterpunch. By no means a perfect piece, but Diana Johnstone is always worth reading.
The Toxic State of America Der Spiegel. Resilc: “early stages. a recession away from real trouble.”
Cuba Is Trump’s Most Revealing Foreign-Policy Blunder New York Magazine. resilc: “an expanded middle east and afghanistan is much worse.”
Trump Has A Solution, But It’s Not Clear That There’s A Problem FiveThirtyEight
Trump Approval Ratings: Is The President Gaining Ground Despite Russia Investigation? International Business Times
US senators renew effort to outlaw shell companies FT. Too funny– fear of the influence of Boris and Natasha prompts gestures toward long-overdue changes.
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