Pandas set their own pace, tracking reveals ScienceDaily (Chuck L)
California bans trapping of bobcats amid protests over cruelty Los Angeles Times (furzy mouse)
From a million miles away, NASA camera shows moon crossing face of Earth ScienceDaily (Chuck L)
Aircraft wreckage confirmed as MH370 Financial Times
MH370 mystery resolution ‘closer’ BBC. Notice difference in degree of certainty.
Hackers expose cars’ online vulnerability Financial Times
China’s Cities Keep Mum in Deep Fog of Debt WSJ China Real Time
How China Is Winning Southeast Asia Project Syndicate
Bad debts in Thailand spread from retail to small companies Economic Times
Breaking a Taboo: Plans for Euro-Zone Tax Take Shape Der Spiegel. From a few days ago, and still important.
New world of work: political cost of Spain’s recovery Financial Times. The precariat comes to Spain.
Doubts about third Greek deal by Aug 20th – Bild FXStreet. We’ve been skeptical as to whether it is possible to get a third bailout done by the 20th, when an ECB payment is due, but there’s been way less drama than in past negotiations.
Obama Presses Case on Iran Nuclear Deal Wall Street Journal
Israeli Military Brass Support Iran Deal George Washington
The U.S. picked the wrong ally in the fight against Islamic State Reuters (resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
A powerful article by the War Nerd about our odd leaders & lost wars. Today only! Fabius Maximus (furzy mouse). We linked to the Pando pieces yesterday, but be sure you don’t miss them.
Conservatives were sure Trans-Pacific Partnership deal would be signed Globe and Mail (JSC). More on failed TPP sausage-making.
Donald Trump Is a Serious Candidate New Republic
Why FWD.us is wrong about Bernie Sanders Mark Ames, Pando
Elizabeth Warren to Republicans Did You Fall Down Hit Your Head and Wake Up In 1950′s YouTube. In case you missed it, this is a great speech.
University of Cincinnati creates safety post after fatal shooting Reuters. EM: “We don’t need another layer of bureaucracy, we need to take away guns from campus cops.”
US media hit by ‘cord-cutting’ fears Financial Times
JPMorgan Ranks No. 1 as Bank Most Crucial to Financial Stability Bloomberg. Resilc: “Brilliant, do the crime and never do the time. too essential for USA USA.”
Puerto Rico Crisis Goes From Bad to Worse Mother Jones (Sid S)
Puerto Rico Has Another Debt Worry on Horizon New York Times
Where Did the GDP “Growth” Go? Not into Wages Charles Hugh Smith
My township calls my lawn ‘a nuisance.’ But I still refuse to mow it. Washington Post (EM). Subhead: “Manicured lawns are ruining the planet.”
Antidote du jour. @anishandheria: “A warm moment between 2 siblings & their mother. 523 Asiatic lions survive on earth- all found in Gujarat.”