Whales Are Mysteriously Dying in the Pacific Northwest Esquire (resilc) :-(
‘Beer goggles effect’ is a myth, study suggests MinnPost (Chuck L)
Three generations of Swedish family linked by single womb MedicalXpress (Robert M)
Economic Forecasts in the Age of Big Data Project Syndicate (David L)
This new Nokia candybar phone is a classic reborn Daily Dot. Hah, my original retro phone is now apparently in! But mine is better because it’s not very NSA trackable.
Researchers may have found a cancer cell’s ‘off’ switch Engadget (RR)
Doctors have discovered a revolutionary treatment for knee injuries Business Insider
Designing The Back-To-School Scent The Lighthouse (Chuck L)
Former Tibetan Monk Is Being Accused of Defrauding Chinese Real Estate Investors – Bloomberg (resilc)
Mr. Market Has a Sad
European Stocks Open Lower, Chinese Markets Close Down Wall Street Journal
Questions over Li Keqiang’s future amid China market turmoil Financial Times. Scott: “I guess this isn’t Kremlinology.” Notice how no FT reporter is named in the byline.
Brave (miserable) new normal world RT (resilc)
Stock market not being felt by most Business Insider. Lambert: “Extraordinary drop in stock ownership post 2008.”
Monday’s stock market debacle stinks of a robot-driven flash crash Business Insider (David L)
The Stock Market Is Not the Economy Dean Baker, FAIR (Judy B). Will someone notify the Fed?
US and Mexico open first new rail link in more than a century Guardian (resilc)
SYRIZA’s split sends waves of turbulence to the European Left failed evolution. Subhead: “Another reason for Merkel, Schäuble and the Brussels bureaufascists to rejoice.” As we said early on, Syriza has set the European left back ten years. But I don’t buy the thesis that the big bad Germans masterminded Syriza’s becoming their tool. Syriza managed to engineer for them a victory so complete that they never could have achieved it on their own
Inquiry Weighs Whether ISIS Analysis Was Distorted New York Times (Gabriel)
Turkey’s War on Terror and the Iran Deal War on the Rocks (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Bernie Sanders Gets Stamp of Approval From Cornel West New York Times (Kevin C). Some heads are guaranteed to explode.
Second Poll Shows Sanders Leading Again in Key State of New Hampshire, Even Among ‘Moderates’ Alternet. New Hampshire, but still…
Donald Trump trips up Republicans on immigration Financial Times
David Duke Endorses Trump: ‘He Understands The Real Sentiment Of America’ Crooks and Liars (resilc)
Where’s the Republican Outrage Over Saudi Arabia? Foreign Policy in Focus (resilc)
New Jersey’s Effort to Legalize Sports Betting Is Denied on Appeal New York Times. Resilc: “Let’s keep it underground and untaxed, great idea.”
Weekend Diversion: The Horror And Beauty of California’s Wildfires Starts With A Bang! (Chuck L)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Ferguson Announces an Amnesty on Warrants New York Times
Video Shows Police Harassing Innocent People for ‘Air Fresheners’ Free Thought Project. Yet another case of being guilty of driving while black.
How companies make millions off lead-poisoned, poor blacks Washington Post. Important.
Oshkosh Wins $30 Billion U.S. Army Contract to Build Humvee Replacement Bloomberg. Resilc: “I will need one to drive down a beat up US Interstate soon.”
Central Bank Confidential Howard Davies, Project Syndicate
Fed Has Bigger Worries Than China Bloomberg
Puerto Rico Turmoil Sinks Sewer Bond New York Times
Against Charity Jacobin (Steve H). Important. It should come as no surprise that a guy like Paul Singer has come up with complicated rartionalizations for hurting the poor.
Where We Are More Crows than Eagles (martha r)
Paid Parental Leave Is Fueling Sweden’s Start-up Boom New Republic (Swedish Lex)
The Last Refuge of the Incompetent Archdruid. Today’s must read.
Antidote du jour (Kim K, from the National Park Service):