Yves here. If you are here pronto at 7AM, Links are still a bit light. In addition to being distracted by all the NH primary news, Lambert and I are tying to wrap up a small side project (as in related to NC but not post-generating). Should be closer to normal by 8 AM.
Horses recognise human emotions BBC (David L)
The Woman Who Makes Prosthetic Pinkies for Ex-Yakuza Members Motherboard (resilc)
9,200-year-old fish fermentation site found in Sweden UPI. Swedish Les: “Proud inventors of marinated (rotten) herring…” Moi: This is called lutefisk and I gather you have to grow up with it to be able to eat it.
SolarCity’s stock craters on missed guidance, slower growth Fortune. EM: “I recently overheard a fellow who used to work there describe Solar City as a ‘financing arm with an ostensibly green-tech firm attached.'”
Americans more likely to die younger than people in other developed nations Boing Boing (resilc)
Eurobank Panic. I should write this up but I am too wiped.
Deutsche Bank’s Hybrid Bonds Are in a Death Spiral BreakingViews
How a huge Chinese ‘Ponzi scheme’ lured investors Washington Post (EM)
A Three-Ring Circus in Finland: Soldiers, ‘Loldiers’ and Asylum Seekers Boston Globe (furzy)
Syrian Opposition Groups Sense U.S. Support Fading New York Times
A “No-Fly Zone” in Syria Is Still Insane American Conservative
Imperial Collapse Watch
Obama Punts Controversial War Account to Successor Defense One (furzy)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you Guardian (margarita). Oh, come on. The whole point of the IoT is spying. The officialdom is just trying to persuade you that it really is a big consumer benefit to be able to tell your oven to start heating up before you get home.
2016. So what are the Clintons going to do the morning after New Hampshire? Double down or find a new strategy? Readers? And New Hampshire has probably produced the best possible results for Trump, by giving also rans who might have dropped out (Kaisch and Bush) some hope. So the likely outcome is continued jockeying for the “Who can beat Trump?” spot, with a resulting dilution of media and fundraising focus.
Why coco bonds are worrying investors Financial Times
Huffington Post Whines that Sanders Won New Hampshire George Washington
Democrats Are Fuming About Hillary Clinton’s ‘Smear’ Line Huffington Post (furzy). This is by Zach Carter, one of HuffPo’s top reporters, so this is a real story, not an op-ed.
Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve Black People’s Votes Nation (resilc). Gloves are finally coming off.
Hillary Clinton Relying On Minority Voters, But They’re Not All Relying On Her Huffington Post. More entitlement and another messaging backfire. Not yet clear how serious.
The Press In Hillary’s Purse American Conservative (resilc)
After Big Sanders Win, Pressure All on Clinton New York Magazine
Clinton’s Secret Weapon in Nevada Could Launch Her Comeback Mother Jones (resilc)
This was just an amazing moment on Fox News Vox. Ezra can’t bring himself to praise Sanders for his win, just his athletic prowess….
NH DATA: Dems Deeply Divided Over Obama & Face Unexpected Battle For Ideological Future International Business Times
New Hampshire Turns Races Into Slogs Bloomberg
Informed Citizens and the Mob American Prospect. On health insurance.
Supreme Court deals blow to Obama on climate change Financial Times
Flint Is Still a Disaster, But Obama Just Proposed a Giant Cut to Water Funding Mother Jones (resilc)
Is Oil Becoming Stranded? Project Syndicate (David L)
Stung by Low Oil Prices, Companies Face a Reckoning on Debts New York Times
The Coming Wave of Oil Refugees Project Syndicate (Sid S). Important.
Justice Department Fails to Criminally Prosecute a Big Bank — Again American Prospect
Seismic rupture Ed Chancellor, BreakingViews (Scott)
Antidote du jour. From Richard B in Birmingham, Alabama: “This is Lucy the Wonder Dog, a rescue, now about 6.5 years old. She came into my life just before I was laid off and kept me sane through those early days of freelance and uncertainty.”