Emerging market currencies crash on Fed fears and China slump Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Weekly Commentary: Same Old Same Old Credit Bubble Bulletin (SF).
What happens when policy is made by corporations? Your privacy is seen as a barrier to economic growth Evgeny Morozov, Guardian. (TTiP in the URL, but not the title.)
Is Wage Growth Accelerating? All signs point to Yes! The Conference Board
Foreign criminals push up London house prices FT. What, in London?
The Impact of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct on Appraisal and Mortgage Outcomes (PDF) Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
For Greek banks, it’s business as unusual Macropolis
Greek Wine & Spirits industry: The aftermath of capital controls Difford’s Guide
Turkey Lauches War On Islamic State’s Worst Enemies – The Kurds Moon of Alabama
Is Turkey in war? Hurriyet Daily News
Will Obama’s Iran firewall hold? The Hill
New Photos Show Bush Administration Reaction to 9/11 Attacks PBS (full set). Back when some thought Cheney was not undead….
Black Injustice Tipping Point
In Cleveland, Black Lives Matter Readies For Its Next Big Step Buzzfeed News. Still waiting for an event to be disrupted where the Democrat has actual power.
Chicago Just Fired An Investigator Trying To Hold Cops Accountable For Unjustified Shootings HuffPo. Goods cops are whistleblowers.
America’s Top Killing Machine The Atlantic (from January, but not linked here). “Gun deaths are poised to surpass automobile deaths in the United States this year.” But surely that’s a small price to pay for our Second Amendment freedoms….
Law Enforcement Seizures Misspent, Missing Oklahoma Watch. “Among the violations were using seized money to pay on a prosecutor’s student loans and allowing a prosecutor to live rent-free in a confiscated house for years, records show.” Admirably simple and straightforward!
Hillary Clinton to appear before Congress on Benghazi McClatchy. I’m gonna have to understand Benghazi. Please kill me now.
There’s No Stopping the Trump Show The Atlantic
The 20 percent of the party that loves Trump may be dumb or racist or angry or wrong, but the Republican Party cannot live without them. The GOP is damned if Trump stays and damned if he goes, and no one knows how the show will end.
To difficult questions Mr Trump offers appealingly simple solutions, starting with this most painful puzzle for conservatives: if America is the mightiest country in the world, how come it feels so weak? His answer goes beyond blaming Barack Obama and the Democrats. The fault, he insists, lies instead with the governing class in both parties, which has betrayed a great nation.
Column: Our generation needs Martin O’Malley in the White House Des Moines Register. Identity politics rolls on…
Biden or Bust National Journal
Red-state Democrats fret about leftward shift Politico. Good. Maybe they’ll have to figure out a way to win other than trying to be fake Republicans.
U.S. District Court Rules Pennsylvania System of Imposing Costs on Minor Party Petitions that Lack Sufficient Signatures is Unconstitutional Ballot Access News. Important, because the legacy party duopoly uses tactics like this to deny emergent parties ballot access.
US income inequality rises up political agenda FT. “[M]any fail to address one of the root causes of America’s income stagnation — dismal productivity growth.” Caused, in turn, by the bloated financial services sector.
Health Care Sleaze: The Person Who Ran Medicare Is Now in Charge of the Insurance Lobby Wendell Potter, Alternet
Chrysler’s Solution To The Jeep Hack Is 1.4 Million USB Drives TechCrunch. I wish I knew who invented the phrase “an abundance of caution.”
A Common Hospital Infection May be Coming To Us From Food National Geographic
Picked Out a Coffin Yet? Take Ibuprofen and Die Counterpunch
Antidote du jour, from the Bear Cam at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska: