New Justice Dept. Rules Aimed at Prosecuting Corporate Executives New York Times. So after I stopped laughing until I choked, I realized what an indictment of Eric Holder this was. Because if you need new guidelines to tell career prosecutors to prioritize putting criminals in jail, then the standing policy prior to that moment had to have been the opposite. And that’s really damning.
Fed Wavers On September Rate Rise Jon Hilsenrath, WSJ
Can You Beat the Fed? WSJ. Because it’s for the elites, by the elites, the object of the game is to only hit, not go over, the 2% inflation “target,” and there’s no mention of full employment, the other mandate.
House GOP can pursue part of health care lawsuit, judge rules The Washington Post
Refugee flow linked to Turkish policy shift ekathimerini.com
Europe’s Refugee and Migrant Crisis: What About The Women? Echidne of the Snakes
Walker: U.S. Should Not Take In Syrian Refugees Wisconsin Public Radio. Wow, getting to Trump’s right on immigration.
Ex deputy PM admits Tsipras gov’t was unable to borrow “from third countries” Keep Talking Greece
Uruguay has pulled out of TISA talks, says gov’t BuenosAiresHerald.com. Paraguay too, reports PoliticoPro. The coalition is starting to fray.
House GOP Hardliners May Block A Vote Against The Iran Deal Huffington Post. This is called “losing badly.”
California Democrats Drop Petroleum Provision From Climate-Change Bill WSJ. It’s rarely remarked on, but the oil industry pretty much rules California politics. It’s the only state in the nation – including Texas and Alaska – that doesn’t charge a severance fee to oil companies for taking hydrocarbons out of the ground, for example.
Surgeon general to call for national walking campaign Washington Post
Rate Of U.S. ‘Food Insecurity’ Stubbornly High Huffington Post
JOLTS Report is Evidence of an Economy Moving Sideways Economic Policy Institute
Cuomo Set to Back $15 Minimum Wage Across New York State NYTimes. This is a testament to the power of sustained argument.
Antidote du jour and thanks for letting me DJ the past couple weeks…