Readers, I am deeply embarrassed that I set the timer for Links incorrectly. Damn tryptophan! And I’m delaying Water Cooler ’til 5:00PM, so you don’t feel inundated with linky goodness. –lambert
Pardoned White House Turkey Defects To ISIS Duffel Blog
The Most Famous American Dog on Instagram New Yorker
Philidor 2.0: Valeant and Stephen King play Chess with a lot of pharmacies Bronte Capital (RS).
Volkswagen Told to Prepare Recall Plan for 3-Liter Diesel Models Bloomberg. “The California Air Resources Board is demanding the fix for VW, Audi and Porsche models from the 2009 model year on.” Assuming the problem can be fixed.
Russia and Turkey’s foreign policy objectives in Syria (by CP) Sic Semper Tyrannis
Emirates Secretly Sends Colombian Mercenaries to Yemen Fight NYT (Furzy Mouse).
Saudi Arabia ‘to execute more than 50 convicted of terrorism’ BBC (Furzy Mouse).
Jeremy Corbyn’s red letter day Channel4. Front bench ticked off that Corbyn might stir up Labour voters to lobby them.
In defence of Jeremy Corbyn The Spectator
Paris attacks: Politicians failed the people of Brussels, says Vincent Kompany CNN. Very good. Kompany is a Belgian soccer star.
Violence comes home: an interview with Arun Kundnani Open Democracy
We’re not having this discussion China Media Project. On “improper discussion” (of the policies of the central Party), or wangyi zhongyang (妄议中央).
Plan A for GOP donors: Wait for Trump to fall. (There is no Plan B.) WaPo. “It’s no problem. We can control him.”
Donald Trump Says His Mocking of New York Times Reporter Was Misread NYT. Sort of amazing to see the NYT write a “he said/she said” story when one of the protagonists is its own reporter, whose claims they could be expected to be able to assess.
Doctors signal more warnings about Iowa’s Medicaid plan Des Moines Register. Privatization scheme looking uglier and uglier.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Protesters Gather for Thanksgiving Meal in Minneapolis ABC. From my armchair at 30,000 feet, I think this is actually important; one of the reasons the protesters in Ferguson were and are so tenacious, IMNSHO, is that they ate together a good deal.
Laquan McDonald shooting protest groups plan Friday march Chicago Tribune
UMich Survey Director: We’re Witnessing the Decline of American Economic Aspirations Bloomberg. Enter The Donald.
Clear thinking needed The Economist. “Global warming cannot be dealt with using today’s tools and mindsets. So create some new ones.”
The Shadows in the Cave The Archdruid Report
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