Keith Emerson has died aged 71 Telegraph. Revealing my age and tastes in posting this, but the story was first page of the Torygraph, above the fold.
Surprise nuclear strike? Here’s how we’ll figure out who did it Science (Chuck L)
Newly discovered bacteria can eat plastic bottles Raw Story (furzy)
Spray-on coating could ice-proof airplanes, power lines, windshields PhysOrg (Chuck L)
China Banks: Careful What You Swap Into WSJ MoneyBeat
Germans’ Welcome for Migrants Cools Wall Street Journal
Source: How a BREXIT Could Save Europe From Itself Telegraph (Chuck L)
What would Brexit mean for science? (+video) Christian Science Monitor
US Judge Orders Iran to Pay $10.5 Billion to 9/11 Victims and Insurers Inquisitr (guurst)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
NSA Data Soon To Be Used in Routine Policing Washington Post
Government Can’t Let Smartphones Be `Black Boxes,’ Obama Says Bloomberg (David L)
Barack Obama warns over ‘fetishising our phones’ Financial Times. Conveniently ignores that more than anything, smartphones provide a blueprint of your life.
CommInsure: How insurers stepped up the spying Sydney Morning Herald. EM: “From Oz, relevant all over the ‘developed’ world.”
Fights Break Out After Donald Trump Scraps Rally in Chicago Wall Street Journal. Over 600 comments in the first 30 minutes, and they are nasty. The few who criticize Trump are shouted down. Sanders, Moveon.com, Clinton, Obama, and the fact that the police is not tough enough on leftie protestors all are cited as causes.
Breitbart Journalist Alleges Battery at Trump Event New York Times
Trump Has an Anti-Protester Intelligence Squad New York Magazine (furzy)
Trump’s Voters Are More Sophisticated Than You Think New Republic
At Trump U., Students Were Pressured for Praise New York Times
G.O.P. Debate: The “Never Trump” Movement Gives Up New Yorker (furzy)
How Donald Trump Could Beat Hillary Clinton Bill Greider, Nation
Why Trump’s Endorsements Should Scare Your Pants Off Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
Exclusive: U.S. labor powerhouse to launch anti-Trump ad campaign Reuters. Resilc: “Clintoon has done so much for unions.”
American Exceptionalism and the Election Made in Hell (Or Why I’d Vote for Trump Over Hillary) Counterpunch. Chuck L: “The author, William Blum, was on the president’s national security staff in the Kennedy administration. During the Cuban Missile Crisis he was one of three men assigned to manage the staff work supporting the decisions of the president and his advisers, a responsibility that rotated among them 24/7 for the duration.”
The Most Important 2016 Issue You Don’t Know About Dave Dayen, New Republic
Bernie Sanders, the Socialist Mayor Atlantic (Deontos). From 2015, still germane.
The Most Horrendous Lie on Wall Street Forbes (JustAnObserver)
Is the White House Putting Its Finger on the Scale in the Clinton Email Investigation? Pam Martens and Russ Martens (Carolinian). But Li, who is an attorney, points out, “You don’t offer immunity if you’re not gonna indict someone hiigher up.”
Source: Clinton IT specialist revealing server details to FBI, ‘devastating witness’ Fox News. Resilc: “How great will this be if near true.”
Clinton Email Probe Enters Tricky Phase as Election Intensifies Wall Street Journal
Down the Tube: Television, turnout, and the election-industrial complex Andrew Cockburn, Harpers (Chuck L)
Fink warns on threat of protectionism Financial Times. Remember, Fink really wants to be Clinton’s Treasury Secretary.
Obamacare: Little-known provision allows Californians stuck in bad plans to switch San Jose Mercury News. Monica S: “This may only be in California, and they may have closed the loophole, but people who didn’t have access to the hospitals and doctors promised when they signed up were able to use that as a qualifying life event and switch plans.”
States Move to Control How Painkillers Are Prescribed New York Times
Memo’s Advice: Let Schools’ Water Run to Lower Lead Risk New York Times. Newwark, not Flint.
Oil Pay Packages Spur CEOs to Keep Pumping Wall Street Journal
Oil prices may have bottomed, says IEA Financial Times
Saving a Mixed-Income New York New York Times. Editorial. A little late.
Rebirth of the real left Le Monde Diplomatique (Sid S)
What if robots could replace consumers too? failed evolution
Antidote du jour (Kittie Wilson via Lawrence R):