Worldwide water shortage by 2040 Phys Org
McDonald’s Could Be Liable for Labor Practices AP. The NLRB labeled McDonald’s a “joint employer,” making it easier to go after large businesses with franchises over worker’s rights issues. Big deal.
Spending Big to Fight Big Donors in Campaigns NYT. Update on Lessig’s MayDay PAC.
Detention: No Place for Children or Families First Focus
GOP Plans $659M Border Bill The Hill
Obama Weighs Fewer Deportations WSJ. This is likely to happen. As you may know, it’s an election year.
Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication : Goats and Soda NPR. The actual headline should be “CIA Intelligence Gathering Derails World Polio Eradication”
Israeli attack knocks out Gaza’s only power plant Occupied Palestine
End the Gaza blockade to achieve peace Rep. Keith Ellison, Washington Post
More Fun and Games With Export-Import Bank Dean Baker
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
Leahy Introduces New Version of USA Freedom Act Broadcasting & Cable
The NSA’s Cyber-King Goes Corporate Foreign Policy
Why Can’t the Banking Industry Solve Its Ethics Problems? Neil Irwin, NYT. I just can’t imagine.
‘Dark pool’ probes draw in UBS, Deutsche Financial Times
Regulator Wants Monitors in Deutsche Bank, Barclays U.S. Offices WSJ. Ben Lawsky strikes again. And look who’s back at Deutsche, our old friend Robert Khuzami, last seen doing absolutely nothing of value on enforcement at the SEC! Khuzami is now representing Deutsche in these negotiations, which is amusing, because he was general counsel for the bank during the time that they committed many of these crimes, in this case the foreign exchange rigging scandal.
Pfizer refuses to rule out tax deals Financial Times
A third of consumers with credit files had debts in collections last year WaPo. The Urban Institute report is here.
Hillary Clinton regrets saying she was ‘dead broke,’ feels blessed by success Fusion. Then she said the quote was “accurate,” and refused to divulge her net worth.
If minimum wages, why not maximum wages? mainly macro
Detroit water department placed in mayor’s hands WaPo. Actually quite a big deal, as it goes back under control of the voters rather than the emergency manager. Likely to mean a significant reduction in water shut-offs.
Teenager’s 60ft painting of penis on parents’ roof spotted in space The Guardian. Headline perfection.
Here is a clip of Richard Nixon discussing panda sex Washington Post
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