Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy New Scientist
Giant spider web in Dallas suburb ‘draping trees like shrouds’ Birmingham News
China’s forex reserves fall for 3rd straight month China Daily Asia
Athens in ‘intense’ weekend talks to avoid another loan default Straits Times. “According to the Sunday edition of the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a 27-page draft memorandum of reform commitments must be signed off by the Greek government this weekend to allow the new bailout to go through before the Aug 20 repayment falls due.”
Migrant crisis overwhelms Greek government Ekathimerini. “The meeting was called in the wake of European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos informing Tsipras that Greece was missing out on more than 500 million euros in European Union funding because it has failed to set up a service to absorb and allocate this money for immigration and asylum projects.”
Fireworks at the Republican Debate Peggy Noonan, WSJ
Donald Trump doubles down on ‘mess’ Megyn Kelly and blasts ‘total loser’ activist in epic statement Business Insider. Trump press release:
“By the way, the guy (Erick Erickson) who made the decision about RedState called Supreme Court Justice David Souter a ‘goat [expletive] child molester' and First Lady Michelle Obama a ‘Marxist Harpy.' He was forced to make a humbling apology,” the real-estate developer’s campaign declared.
The statement went on to call Erickson a “total loser.”
Is the Most Powerful Conservative in America Losing His Edge? The Atlantic. More on Erickson.
Donald Trump Speaks the Truth Credit Slips. As far as bankruptcy, at least.
God Denies Having Daily Conversations With Ted Cruz Daily Currant
The Religious Roots of Domestic Terror Daily Beast
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Bernie Sanders cut short after ‘Black Lives Matter’ takes over rally KOMO (SW). Bruce Dixon called this, of course. Still waiting for #BlackLivesMatter to disrupt a Democratic front-runner, or a Democrat with real power. Sad. Also sad that the Sanders campaign does not seem able to display adaptability.
Ferguson Class of 2014 HuffPo
The Racial Gaps in America’s Recovery The Atlantic
We Come as Friends; Tango Negro Louis Proyect
Start-up Nation? Slave Wealth and Entrepreneurship in Civil War Maryland (PDF) Felipe Gonzalez, Guillermo Marshall, Suresh Naidu. “Slave property rights yielded a source of collateral as well as a coerced labor force.”
Europe’s neo-liberal road began at Mont Pélerin Revolting Europe
Why ‘Do What You Love’ Is Pernicious Advice The Atlantic
Was William Shakespeare high when he penned his plays? Independent. Click-bait headline, but interesting article.
Yes, Mr. President, We Remade Our Atlas to Reflect Shrinking Ice National Geographic
Learning to Speak Lingerie New Yorker. Chinese lingerie merchants in Egypt. Must read, on “globalism.”
Antidote du jour, hat tip skippy. Via: