Tell President Obama: Time for Mary Jo White to go Credo (petition).
Dallas police defuse additional pipe bombs after attack on HQ; suspect dead Dallas Morning News. The attack was carried out — and I’m not making this up — from a van, purchased on eBay, with the following spec: “Zombie Apocalypse Assault Vehicle and Troop Transport. This full armored zombie busting vehicle features convenient gun ports.” I’m not sure what the solution for this is, if any, but I’ll bet it ends up involving more guns.
Woman killed by ‘celebratory’ gunfire at French wedding Telegraph. I did not know they had a Second Amendment in France.
Tsipras seeks debt relief as Greeks take offer to Brussels Reuters. Note that although “Yaroufakis proposed a debt swap involving the ESM,” this is unpalatable to the EU politically, and in any case cannot be negotiated in a few days.
Greece, creditors holding last-ditch bailout talks DPA International (German Press Agency).
Greek PM Warns of ‘Difficult Compromise’ After Default Threat Agence France Presse
Greek FinMin Varoufakis: “Europe Does Not Want ‘Grexit’” Greek Reporter
The saga of the Greek review that never ended Ekathimerini. History of the Greek debt saga starting with Samaras but not, however, from a Syriza-friendly source.
Deepening the U.S. Military Commitment in Iraq Council of Foreign Relations. June 16: 275 “support and security”; September 2: 350 “protect facilities and personnel”; November 7: 1,500 “train, advise, and assist”; this week: 450 “train, advise, and assist.” Six more months should do it.
‘My position was: you need to have boots on the ground’ Israel Hayom. George W. Bush, in answer to “Is it possible to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq without boots on the ground?”
U.S. Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in East Europe NYT. Will there be Zombie Apocalypse Assault Vehicles?
Decline and Fall of the Davos Democrats Paul Krugman, NYT. Oddly, or not, there’s one word that doesn’t appear in Krugman’s column. It starts with “O.” There’s another missing word. It starts with “P.”
RIP TPP? New Economic Perspectives
Labor’s Might Seen in Failure of Trade Deal as Unions Allied to Thwart It NYT. Been a long time since a headline like that. Imagine the clout one big union would have…
Will Shrimp Safety Questions Pose Jumbo Problem For Trade Deal? ABC. One more talking point…
Office of Personnel Management Hacks
The career-spanning details in the federal personnel files that were hacked WaPo. This is the first hack. The story is that the hackers were Chinese, but so far as I know, the only evidence we have for that is the assurances of Federal officials.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
NYPD Cops Withheld Key Details in Eric Garner Death to Superiors Prior to Video Going Viral Photography is Not a Crime
Investigation into the Death of Tamir Rice Cuyahoga County Office of the Prosecutor
In North Dakota’s Bakken oil boom, there will be blood Center for Investigative Reporting
Should Companies Do Most of Their Computing in the Cloud? (Part 3) Schneier on Security
Evgeny Morozov on digital addiction ExBerliner (MR). “I would guess that very soon, we’ll see a state-imposed imperative to connect.”
Losing the thread Aeon. “[T]extiles are technology, more ancient than bronze and as contemporary as nanowires.”
The tyranny of the friendless Michael O. Church (MR). Interesting article on organizational behavior.
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