An arms race among venomous animals? Science Daily
Banks said to hold $10tn of ‘risky’ trades FT. What could do wrong?
Beyond Banking: under attack on all sides FT. Part one of three.
Up for Scrutiny: Over $335M a Year in Business Incentives Oklahoma Watch. In Oklahoma alone….
A Trade Deal for Working Families Barack Obama, Bloomberg
Fresh effort to create register of public bodies Ekathimerini
Europe responds to Cameron’s EU reform proposals Open Europe
Syria conflict: Army ‘breaks IS siege of Kuwairis airbase’ BBC. ISIS is bad, so that’s good, right?
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Race protests scattered around U.S. campuses after Missouri resignations Reuters. Not sure what a “race protest” is. I mean, for? Or against?
The Vilification of Student Activists at Yale The Atlantic
Mizzou mass media professor issues apology for confronting reporters WaPo. Making the story the press, and not the protests…
Supreme Court gives broader immunity to police using deadly force in chases Los Angeles Times and Court protects police in fatal shooting case SCOTUSblog. Nice timing, there, Judge Roberts.
Police State Watch
Video appears to show motorist had hands up before marshals killed boy CBS. That’s not “boy.” That’s “his autistic son.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
Interview with Charlie Savage on Obama’s War on Terror Legacy Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept. How Obama normalized and rationalized what Bush did. All predictable, of course, when Obama flip-flopped on FISA reform in July 2008, and gave the telcos retroactive immunity for the felonies they committed in Bush’s program of warrantless surveillance.
Classified Report on the C.I.A.’s Secret Prisons Is Caught in Limbo NYT. “[T]he interrogation sessions are said to be described in great detail.” Personally, I’ve always felt there was as direct video feed from the torture chambers to Cheney’s office, and possibly the Oval Office. We all know how Cheney liked his intelligence raw.
Netanyahu reaches out to Democrats in Washington appearance McClatchy. Not just any Democrats: Podesta’s think tank.
In the long shadow of the Great Recession Martin Wolf, FT. Hysteresis. At the micro level, we often handle hysteresis by making amends, and so forth. Of course, the elites will never do that. Even assuming good faith.
The Decline of Labor, the Increase of Inequality TPM. Remember card check? Remember when Obama promised to walk the picket line in his comfortable shoes? Good times.
The Philanthropy Hustle Jacobin
An Overdue Power Shift in College Sports WSJ. Unions for college football players?
Human Remains 629667 LRB. On immigration.
Editorial It’s time to stop the whining about charter schools Los Angeles Times.
Vint Cerf is Wrong. Privacy Is Not An Anomaly Center for Internet and Society
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