Puma known as P-33 makes a safe freeway passage Los Angeles Times
The Strongman of Singapore Foreign Policy
Central banks in the firing line The Economist
Are the methods and terms by which we’re collecting all this financial intelligence to use against some bad guys precisely what prevents us from holding the even bigger bad guys — the ones affecting far more of us directly, in the form of the houses we own, the towns we live in, the opportunity costs paid to financial crime — accountable?
That’s a very good question.
The AIIB Debacle: What Washington Should Do Now The Diplomat
For Clintons, a Hedge Fund in the Family New York Times. How cozy.
Is Tony Blair retiring to spend even more time with his dictators? Independent (RS).
Greek minister Katrougalos – “corruption allegations” or just a “moral question”? Keep Talking Greece. Then again… Note sourcing on this story: To Vima.
Syriza and Its Discontents Truthout
‘Abandoned’ French working class ready to punish left’s neglect by voting for far right Guardian. Why vote for fake Republicans when you can vote for real ones….
France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels Guardian (furzy mouse)
Imperial Collapse Watch
DOT&E Report: The F-35 Is Not Ready for IOC and Won’t Be Any Time Soon Center for Defense Information
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
‘Shoot the gays’ initiative likely to be circulated San Francisco Chronicle. The “Sodomite Suppression Act.”
Under Health Care Act, Many Tax Filers Are Discovering Costly Complications New York Times. Nobody could have predicted….
More cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances AP. Assuming ObamaCare doesn’t screw that up, of course.
Significant pension cuts loom for retirees Columbus Dispatch
Minding the nurture gap The Economist
Between the sack and the sanction Maid in London
Hong Kong domestic helpers allege murder over death of maid crushed by concrete slab South China Morning Post
How a pesticide loophole increased cancer risk at a California school Center for Investigative Reporting
A High School Where a Student Might Letter in Polo New York Times
A disputed diagnosis imprisons parents WaPo. “Shaken baby syndrome.”
Misrepresenting the Left Counterpunch. “We are not liberals!”
Too Much Oil Jacobin
To move beyond boom and bust, we need a new theory of capitalism Paul Mason, Guardian. Terry Jones to popularize Hyman Minsky (!).
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