The Best Offense in College Football Is Also the Laziest WSJ. There’s a lesson here for all of us!
The Mega-Danger of Mega-Deals: Monopolies Are Crushing U.S. Workers and Consumers David Dayen, Fiscal Times
How Twitter can see the financial future – and change it The Conversation
PPI Unexpectedly Declines Second Month; Another Big Decline Likely Next Month Global Economic Analysis
Use the Post Office to Help the Unbanked Bloomberg. The Editorial Board (!).
The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice Sheet NYT (DL).
8 ways to defend against terror nonviolently Waging Nonviolence
How to Defeat ISIS With Millennial Spirit and Service Ron Fournier, National Journal. That was fast; piggybacking one’s favorite policy on top of an unrelated policy meltdown is a favored Beltway pastime.
China banks face instability on shake-up of funding base South China Morning Post
Chinese ‘low-level’ banking crisis biggest threat to global economy Sidney Morning Herald
Paddy-whacked The Economist
A Pro-Democracy Landslide in Myanmar The Atlantic
More couples saying, ‘I do … but not yet’ Japan Times
Police State Watch
Chicago cops conducted unauthorized spying on protesters Chicago Sun-Times
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Mizzou has a history of stalled race initiatives St Louis Post-Dispatch
Ohio Polls Showed Pot Legalization Winning …But then it Failed 2:1 Columbus Free Press. Uh oh…
How Bernie Sanders has already won David Axelrod, CNN. Axelrod would have us believe that Clinton isn’t faking left. Pas si bête.
UPDATE Here’s the transcript (Fresno Dan). Let the meme generation begin!
Winner of the 2nd Democratic debate: John Dickerson Politico. You can be sure that if Politico thought Clinton won, they’d say just that. But CBS and Dickerson did very well. Why, it’s almost as if CBS, unlike CNBC and Fox, is a news organization…
Clinton wobbled on foreign policy in debate Olivier Knox, Yahoo News
Sweet: Clinton, distancing herself from Obama on Islamic State, wins Dem debate Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times. That’s Chicago Sun-Times.
Sanders: I’m not as much of a socialist as Ike USA Today. When Sanders said his top rate wouldn’t be as high as Eisenhower’s 90%, to laughter and applause. That talking point has been around a long time, glad to see Sander use it.
I actually listened to the debate. We’ll have to wait a couple of days for the press to impose the narrative on us, but I thought Clinton was shifty, long on context but short on policy specifics*, and I thought her point that SuperPACs were no problem because 60% of her donors are women was idiotic (though idiotic in precisely the way that Democratic identity politics makes you idiotic). Sanders improved. He reminds me one of those scrappy underdogs that keeps hanging around, hacking and chipping away, until the third quarter, when everybody wakes up to the fact that the big school might actually lose, despite all that money and the fancy uniforms.
* Except, tellingly, on her minimum wage proposal for $12, where she had a complex argument all worked out: $12, she thinks, is fine for the fly-over states, and places like Seattle will have to pay $15. So why not $15 for the fly-over states, and $18 in Seattle? $12 will be hard to sell to the base, I think, or what we used to think of as the base.
This man has been tasked with turning Facebook into a best friend that can get you whatever you need Business Insider. Please go away.
The World’s Most Musical Languages The Atlantic
Simon Schama: The rediscovery of Shelley FT. Lost work rediscovered:
Millions to fight compell’d, to fight or die
In mangled heaps on War’s red altar lie.
The sternly wise, the mildly good, have sped
To the unfruitful mansions of the dead.
Antidote du jour:
Ceu, Isabel’s adopted goat, in the foreground.