Prince Andrew sex case claim denied BBC. Note the mention of Alan Dershowitz? I know two different women he tried picking up on the Boston-NY shuttle back when I was still in school. One of them was a roommate, the other the roommate of a former roommate. Only the latter turned him down. As a result, I have had the unfortunate experience of seeing Dershowitz clad only in a towel.
Bad Advice Abounds Regarding Surgery for DCIS Patient Safety Blog
Are some diets “mass murder”? British Journal of Medicine (martha r)
AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Carrier was not permitted to fly route on Sundays, says Indonesia Straits Times. Lambert: “Sunday being the day the crash took place.”
Interview with Börsen-Zeitung European Central Bank (margarita). The degree of disconnect is striking.
Stability and Prosperity in Monetary Union Project Syndicate (David L)
Tea with the FT: Pedro Almodóvar Financial Times. Considerable discussion of how bad things are in Spain.
Will Greece be in EMU at the end of 2015? Marc Chandler
Russia and China Mock Divide-and-Rule Pepe Escobar, Counterpunch
Two Minute Hate
New U.S. Sanctions on North Korea Seen as Only ‘First Step’ New York Times. Wow, look at the article summary:
The Obama administration doubled down on its allegation that North Korea’s leadership was behind the hacking of Sony Pictures.
And piling on like The brave new era of cyberwar as lead story in Politico
Why I didn’t download ‘The Interview’ Financial Times
US pullout leaves Pakistan fearing blowback Financial Times
Jibran Nasir: The quiet lawyer and activist who is taking on Pakistan’s Taliban Independent (Nikki)
If Only They Would Leave Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch
Obama Takes Care of Business Counterpunch
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Gasoline-Tax Increase Finds Little Support New York Times
Male nerd privilege Cathy O’Neil. Another take.
Is Global Poverty Falling? Not in Absolute Terms WSJ Economics
Slave islands: South Korean salt farms ‘a living hell’ Associated Press (martha r). Note the story ran in Australia but does not seem to have gotten much traction here.
Antidote du jour (Kevin H):
And a bonus video! This tiger cub is so insanely cute that I worry that circulating it will lead to someone going out and getting one of their own. As Scott pointed out, “Were I that Chihuahua, I’d be thinking about getting new digs.”