Lambert here: Another post from Yves will follow later this morning.
Early Human Interbreeding More Widespread Than Thought, Study Suggests Online WSJ. Kinky Neanderthals!
The U.S. Air Force Explains its $1 Billion ECSS Bonfire IEEE Spectrum (JS)
Congress Readies a Year-End Dash Online WSJ
Will 2014 be a wave election? Not likely WaPo. That we’re handicapping 2014 already make me want to claw out my eyeballs.
After vote, lawsuits likely next hurdle for Volcker rule Reuters. 800 pages…
The Viral Center Stop Me Before I Vote Again
A New Source of Revenue for Data Scientists: Selling Data Data Science Central (PD)
My week as one of Amazon’s HUMAN drones: Doing your Christmas shopping online? This extraordinary undercover dispatch reveals what it’s really like to work in a giant warehouse. Santa’s grotto it ain’t Daily Mail
Clear Channel to Remove L.A. and San Francisco’s Only Commercial Progressive Talk Radio Stations, Replace Them with More Rightwing Talk Bradblog. Goebbels would be proud. And since the Democrats don’t do anything about this, they want it to happen.
Dreaming of My Own Personal Billionaire Arthur Silber
New Affordable Care US health plans will exclude top hospitals FT. Anorexic networks.
Big Brother Is Watching You
Whose sarin? Seymour Hersh, LRB (note change of venue from the sadly decayed New Yorker). Bernard’s headline is more useful: Hersh On Obama’s Lies About Syrian Chemical Weapons.
US Towns Sued for Illegal Fracking Bans Oilprice.com. That’s “allegedly illegal.”
Rare Riot Hits Singapore Online WSJ
China must not copy the Kaiser’s errors Martin Wolf, FT
Black power challenges a white Christmas in the Netherlands Waging Nonviolence
The Island The New Inquiry
The Case for Filth Times. On housework.
Antidote du jour (YankeeFrank’s racoon dog puppies):