But we also have this…..Rogue cow captured: Cowboys corral 1,500 pound cow in New Hartford after months on the run Syracuse (bob). I was hoping the cow would hold out until it got a bit colder….
Is Money Corrupting Research? New York Times. We need to ask?
Twitter Expected to Begin Layoffs and Stop Headquarters Expansion New York Times. One of the winners will be San Francisco residents near its HQ, which I am told is in a former working class neighborhood. As soon as Twitter moved in, Twitterati began renting apartments nearby as crash pads, in addition to housing they had elsewhere. I heard a bitter complaint re the rent increases that resulted in the ‘hood.
Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee? NPR (David L)
Greening of business Economist
Should We Bank Our Own Stool? New York Times
Tunisia Celebrates Its Big Norwegian Triumph Foreign Policy
Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy Associated Press (furzy mouse)
U.S. Ramps Up Maritime Aid As China Island-Building Tensions Rise WSJ China Real Time
China’s Monetary-Policy Choice Project Syndicate
German county declares refugee emergency Associated Press (furzy mouse)
Islands see surge in refugee arrivals ekathimerini
Global tax deal targets multinationals Financial Times
Russian maker of missile that destroyed MH17 to explain disaster Agence France-Presse. Lambert: “Headline takes a little for granted….”
Three main reasons for which NATO is not attacking Russia right now failed evolution. I doubt we’d attack, but there was the potential for more provocative moves, ilke the 5,000 tanks we sent to Latvia.
U.S. Acknowledges Reality and Scraps Failed Syria Training Program Foreign Policy (furzy mouse)
One Man’s Mission: Justice for Iraq Truthout
Russia’s Aim in Syria Is to Strategically Defeat ISIS and Al Qaeda World Post (margarita)
Obama’s Options Narrow in Syria Wall Street Journal. Consistent with today’s John Helmer post.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Victory in California! Gov. Brown Signs CalECPA, Requiring Police to Get a Warrant Before Accessing Your Data Electronic Frontier Foundation (EM)
Leaked (final?) TPP Intellectual Property chapter spells doom for free speech online Boing Boing (Randy K)
India Lags Behind Other Nations in Lowering Trade Barriers Wall Street Journal. Look at the insinuationn. “Lag” = bad, when development economists increasingly acknowledge that protection of priority industries, as practiced by the US, England, and Japan during their expansion periods, is sound policy.
The Return of the Middle American Radical National Journal. Important.
Bernie Sanders is raising more money than every Republican candidate Yahoo (furzy mouse)
WATCH: Maddow Brutally Mocks GOP’s Speaker of the House Screw-Up Alternet. As much as this is fun, the Democrats may be getting ahead of themselves in the schadenfreude category. But if the Republicans really want to screw themselves up in the 2016 elections, having the ultras take over the House leadership would be the way to do it.
Rep. Paul Ryan on House speaker’s job: Thanks, but no thanks USA Today (furzy mouse)
Women’s health and economic development VoxEU. In stark contrast with the attack on Planned Parenthood.
Big Winner in House Disarray: Ex-Im Bank Bloomberg
Obama Weighs White House Moves on Gun Control NBC. Looks like the worst sort of weak tea approach that would still outrage the gun enthusiasts. Look at the hostile show in the video.
What liberals don’t want to admit about gun control Washington Post. Who do you mean by “liberal”? I wrote the comment above before seeing this article. Furzy mouse: “Liability insurance and or lawsuits!! for gun owners….”
Black Injustice Tipping Point
South Carolina city to pay $6.5 million over police shooting of black man Reuters. EM: “Uh, no, that would be South Carolina city *taxpayers* who will pay the $6.5 million fine.”
U.S. says CSX missed rail defect blamed for oil train derailment Reuters. EM: “Poor copy editing (‘verticle’), but the paltriness of the fines comes through loud and clear.”
The Liquidity Mirage Liberty Street Economics
Great Graphic: WSJ Survey of Fed Expectations Marc Chandler
Grim Tidings from Larry Summers — And the Data EconoMonitor
High-End Property Slowdown in Maryland and Texas: Where Next? Michael Shedlock
A Student Loan System Stacked Against the Borrower Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times. Abusive loan servicing yet again.
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