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The incredible shrinking dinosaur Australian Geographic. “[A] sustained process of miniaturisation over 50 million years in the lineage that led to birds caused a 12-fold reduction in size.”
Who Really Bought a Car in July? Bloomberg
Obama Summons Africa to Washington to Talk Trade (and How to Cut Out China) Black Agenda Report
Adam Curtis: “We don’t read newspapers because the journalism is so boring” New Statesman (RS)
Hire Al-Qaeda Programmers Another Word For It
What The Heck Is Wrong with Big Tech? Wolf Street
Administration wins another challenge to the ACA Health Reform Talk. This one on the “origination clause.”
Narrow Networking The Health Care Blog
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
But Brennan Didn’t F*ck His Biographer! emptywheel. Who could forget the tragic fall of David Petraeus? I mean, besides everybody.
Ukraine’s Own Worst Enemy Foreign Affairs
‘Kidnapped’ Israeli soldier actually was killed in action, military says McClatchy. “The army did not say in its statement how the soldier was killed.”
Netanyahu warns the US: Do not ‘ever second guess me again’ on Hamas Daily Mail. So we’ll just stop writing the checks, then?
Paying for Israel’s wars Monkey Cage
Netanyahoo Is Giving Up Moon of Alabama
Even more rockets and wilder speculation The Yorkshire Ranter. Interesting speculation on urban warfare in Gaza.
Hamas’s Chances LRB. Must read.
The hasbara manual… Stop Me Before I Vote Again. Yes, an actual manual, a 116-page PDF file.
Why being human matters, for the people of Gaza and the world Waging Nonviolence
“She’s so pale”: The good and bad of national exposure Native Appropriations
Mediterranean Containerization Current Anthropology
Capitalism Whack-A-Mole Matt Bruenig
Capitalism and Slavery: An Interview with Greg Grandin Jacobin. Must, must read.
Antidote du jour. Not a Fed joke, I swear!