Why artists are disappearing from the internet The Hill (TA). They aren’t disappearing, but being disappeared.
We Can Eliminate the Major Tornado Threat in Tornado Alley World Scientific (Chuck L)
Researcher Charged in Major HIV Vaccine Fraud Case ABC (furzy mouse)
Great Graphic: Austerity and Employment Marc Chandler
Pettis: A Chinese soft landing is bad news MacroBusiness
China blasts proposal to name D.C. street for dissident Liu Xiaobo McClatchy (furzy mouse)
It’s Bad In France Business Insider
News of the Obvious: NML et al. Oppose the Stay Mark Weidemaier, Credit Slips
Russia renounces right to send troops into Ukraine, West demands end to fighting Christian Science Monitor. What about “civil war” don’t you understand?
Ukraine Due to Ink Austerity Pact with EU Common Dreams (furzy mouse)
US deep state tries to cut its few ties with Russia failed evolution
Iran Secretly Sending Drones and Supplies Into Iraq, U.S. Officials Say New York Times (furzy mouse)
U.S. “Intelligence”: Nothing For Something Moon of Alabama
The Chaos In Iraq Is By DESIGN George Washington
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
High Court Ruling On Search Warrants Is Broader Than Cellphones NPR (Chuck L). While this is a really welcome development, don’t forget: none of this applies when you are transiting into the US.
Dueling narratives: Republicans Finally Admit Why They Really Hate Obamacare New York Magazine v. ObamaCare’s Tired Triumphalists Wall Street Journal
Does Chief Justice John Roberts show a certain casualness about the truth? Richard Posner, Slate
Bernie Sanders Thinks Hillary Is Eric Cantor Huffington Post (RR)
”The Revolution Has Begun”: How the Gun Industry Drives the Violent Rhetoric of the NRA TruthOut (furzy mouse)
Groups seek UN aid for Detroit water shut-offs Detroit News (John L)
Freedom Rider: Detroit and Iraq Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report
Banks Can Still Have Fun Prop Trading in Rates Matt Levine, Bloomberg
Barclays’ shares fall on US lawsuit Financial Times. I know action on the HFT/dark pools front is better than none, but Schneiderman has been so much less bold than Benjamin Lawsky (who has a hell of a lot less powerful office) in going after bank abuses that I find it hard to get excited.
What Barclays is accused of Telegraph
‘Speculation, Trading, and Bubbles’ Mark Thoma
The World’s Most Important Spectator London Review of Books. On Obama.
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