US Immigration Crack Down on Central American Families Begins teleSUR English. This is really bad. I’ll have something in Salon about this in the morning.
U.S. Bread Basket Shifts Thanks to Climate Change Scientific American
China to Halt New Coal Mine Approvals Amid Pollution Fight Bloomberg Business
Why Should We Want to “Keep” the Saudis? Daniel Larison, The American Conservative (h/t resilc)
Saudi Arabia’s Dangerous Sectarian Game Toby Craig Jones, NY Times
The Great Malaise Continues Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate
Capital, Predistribution and Redistribution Thomas Piketty, Crooked Timber
The New Economy a Driver in Rising Inequality Sydney Morning Herald (h/t EM)
GM Invests $500 Million in Lyft Bloomberg
‘The Big Short’ and ’99 Homes’ tackle the 2008 financial crisis from boom to bust LA Times. This is in the Oscar buzz section. Good to see these kind of notices for the underrated 99 Homes!
Clinton Comes Out Swinging At Sanders Wall Street Plan—Before He Unveils It Bloomberg Politics. Gensler’s getting pretty feisty, eh? By the way, I don’t see how Hillary’s reform plan does anything to “shadow banks” other than use the term “shadow banks” a lot. That was enough to get Krugman to fall for it, of course. But their HFT proposal is terribly designed, the private equity/hedge fund stuff is underwritten, and they say nothing about peer-to-peer/fintech, which is where banking outside the regulatory perimeter is headed.
China’s seven-minute selling frenzy shows circuit-breaker risks Chicago Tribune
How New York’s “Fight for $15” Launched a Nationwide Movement The American Prospect
Inside The Tiny Police State With Seven Armies The Daily Beast
FACT SHEET: New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer The White House. Literally better than nothing.
U.S. files civil suit against Volkswagen for environment violations Reuters. However…
A Bailout for Volkswagen? Congress Wants to Do Something Absolutely Crazy Some dude, The Fiscal Times
What You Need To Know About The Oregon Militia Standoff The Onion (h/t David L)
Illinois gov. ‘very disappointed’ in Rahm Emanuel The Hill. Sad when your best buddies abandon you (Rauner and Rahm used to go on vacations together)
Antidote du jour (it’s a hyrax, saw one of these suckers at a zoo last week. It looks like a prairie dog but its closest relative is actually the elephant):