Friday, February 28, 2020

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/28/2020

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune Key dates coming fast now, so I added some counters: Here is a second counter for South Carolina, […]

Coronavirus Collateral Damage: How a Case in Korea Hit a Small Business in the US

How coronavirus is causing some US businesses headaches, and potentially distress

Links 2/28/2020

Informative Transgressions

Is it just me, or are more people engaging in social transgressions so they can be heard?

The Candidate’s Dilemma: “I Call on My Opponents To Stop Calling on Me To Drop Out.”

Why lazy thinking on Dem candidate odds is wrong.

Why Is Trump Trying to Kill a Small Agency with a Big Impact on Public Safety?

Quelle surprise! Trump is out to terminate an independent agency that has stepped into the EPA’s void.

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/27/2020

Today’s Water Cooler: Open thread.

Plastic Watch: Sack the Sachet, Campaign to Ban More Low-Hanging Fruit in UK and EU; NY Plastic Bag Ban Begins 1 March

A Plastic Planet seeks to include sachets in UK and EU single-use plastic bans; meanwhile, NY plastic shopping bag ban begins 1 March.

Links 2/27/2020

Coronavirus: To Prep or Not To Prep

Some are going into coronavirus prepper mode. Does this make sense, and if so, what precautions are worthwhile?

Boris Johnson, Not Donald Trump, Is the Real Blue-Collar Conservative

Is Boris Johnson misunderstood?

Secret US Chemical Warfare Contracts at the UK Porton Down Lab – Dead Monkeys Tell Their Tales, But Live Skripals Can’t

The UK told a very big fib about its Porton Down lab….and it looks like it matters.

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/26/2020

Today’s Water Cooler: Not an open thread but a poor connection makes me rush to submit without writing a summary.a

New Deal, New Patriots: How Roosevelt’s Welfare Programmes Made America Great Again

Who’d have thunk it? Having goverment do more for citizens, such as New Deal programs, leads to citizens willing to do more for their county.

Links 2/26/2020