Decreasing Arctic albedo boosts global warming Arctic Sea Ice (Chuck L)
Brilliant Blunders Project Syndicate
10 reasons why Sydney property is bonkers MacroBusiness
Creaky Trains Made of Bamboo Still Rule the Rails in Cambodia Wall Street Journal
China Targets Economists William Pesek, Bloomberg
Mystery in Tokyo as hundreds of Anne Frank books are defaced Telegraph (Lambert). Ugh.
Who is Leopoldo Lopez? Max Blumenthal (Richard Smith)
Thinking for Ourselves About Venezuela Black Agenda Report
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Federal Government Soon to Know Everywhere You’ve Driven American Prospect
Guest Post — Eyes Wide Shut: Scahill and Greenwald’s Flawed Critique of U.S. SIGINT Based Targeting Just Security. Recall that bmaz at emptywheel gave an enthusiastic endorsement of this site when it started just a few months ago. While this is clearly a pro-military guest post, its criticisms about not giving caveats or relevant background information have merit. Plus this is being done as a debate, so a rebuttal post is coming soon.
Obama’s Nuke-Powered Drone Strike solartopia, Firedoglake
Obama drops proposal to cut pensions Financial Times. Notice misleading subhead: “Latest move by White House to court liberal base.” No, this is Obama officially acknowledging he was obviously going to lose on this issue.
Flu Deaths Rise Among Young and Middle-Aged U.S. Adults Bloomberg. Wonder if this is a reflection of other public health issues, like more people in this age group being homeless or not able to pay for enough heat in this severe winter.
Weather Narrative Getting Confusing MacroWatcher
The sum of all tightenings barnejek’s blog (Scott)
Obama’s TPP negotiators received huge bonuses from big banks RT (Buck McNulty)
The subprime education crisis Frances Coppola
Affordability backwards FT Alphaville
I am out of tune with these times John Hempton
Antidote du jour (Lambert):