Caveman’s best friends? Preserved Ice Age puppies awe scientists Agence France Press (martha r)
Text in lost language may reveal god or goddess worshipped by Etruscans at ancient temple: Rare religious artifact found at ancient temple site in Italy is from lost culture fundamental to western traditions ScienceDaily (Chuck L)
Probe of Exxon’s climate change disclosures expands Reuters (David L)
Mattel’s and the Chinese cyber-thieves Bangkok Post (furzy)
Rousseff blow as coalition partner quits Financial Times
Children Pay ‘Highest Price’ as Yemen Falls Apart, U.N. Says New York Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Under Surveillance: Examining Facebook’s Spiral ,of Silence Effects in the Wake of NSA Internet Monitoring Journalism & Mass Communications Quarterly (Chuck L)
Mass Surveillance Silences Minority Opinions Bruce Schneier (Chris M)
Internet Of Seals: Vodafone Connects Marine Mammals To IoT PhysOrg (Chuck L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Clinton E-mail Hairball
Second judge opens door to depositions in Clinton email case The Hill (furzy). Over 1200 comments as of now.
Mercurial pollster results Statistical Ideas (furzy)
Diving Into Nate Silver’s Secret Sauce Michael Shedlock (furzy)
Susan Sarandon Says She May Not Vote For Clinton If Sanders Loses Dem Race Talking Points Memo (Sherry)
Bernie Sanders: This year’s biggest story CNN (martha r). Really? Now the MSM (via headlines) is trying to claim they’ve been covering him?
Bernie Sanders’ connections with two UMKC economists run deep Kansas City Star (Mark K)
Trump and Clinton: Censoring the Unpalatable Counterpunch (resilc)
US election: Donald Trump aide charged with assault BBC. Lead story at the Financial Times as of this hour.
Yes, Donald Could Beat Hillary Wall Street Journal (Li)
Victory for Unions as Supreme Court, Scalia Gone, Ties 4-4 New York Times
On pardons, Obama could go down as one of the most merciless presidents in history Washington Post (furzy)
Obama calls for more funds, new attitude to fight opioid epidemic Reuters (EM). How about more jobs and more income? The “epidemic” is the result of acute economic distress.
CBO Misses Its Obamacare Projection by 24 Million People Weekly Standard (EM). Keep this in mind when you look at other CBO projections.
Internists Unveil 7-Point Plan To Deal With High Drug Prices NPR (martha r)
LA Welfare-Dependent Film Industry American Conservative
Audit shows UC admission standards relaxed for out-of-staters SFGate (martha r)
Police State Watch
Up to half of people killed by US police are disabled Guardian (martha r)
How to Spot an NYPD Cop Car Disguised as a Yellow Cab Gizmodo (Chuck L), Boston version in comments.
Arizona Capitol protester booked on felony charge for safety pin 12NEWS (martha r)
Yellen Says What Markets Want to Hear Mohamed El-Erian Bloomberg
Big tests lie ahead after Yellen speech Financial Times
Layoffs Watch ’16: Non-China-Focused Investment Bankers Dealbreaker (furzy). Amusing contrast with VoxEU article on how European banks are losing share in investment banking. So expect Americans to cut back, but allegedly not as severely.
Judge’s Ruling on Law School Grad’s Debt Could Signal ‘Seismic’ Shift in Loan Practices ABC (martha r). I need to read the decision to get a dim sense of how broadly applicable the logic is to private student loans. The argument seems to be that even though the loan was marketed a student loan, in substance it was no different than any other consumer loan.
USF graduate, 44, says in lawsuit he didn’t deserve student loans Tampa Tribune (martha r)
Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns: A Financial-Crisis Mystery Is Solved Wall Street Journal. As in “Who killed Bear Stearns?”
Madoff Aides Ask For Conviction To Be Overturned Because Prosecutor Made A Movie Reference Dealbreaker (furzy). You cannot make this stuff up.
“Economics” as Push Poll James Kwak, Baseline Scenario (Li)
Make elites compete: Why the 1% earn so much and what to do about it Brookings (resilc)
Growing labour force belies grim US mood Financial Times
CSU faculty should receive 5 percent raise, fact finder says Sacramento Bee
World watches Britain’s ‘living wage’ experiment Financial Times. Click through to see how badly America does on the wage version of the Big Mac index.
Antidote du jour. Chet G: “A red-winged blackbird among birch catkins (the redwings have been here for a few weeks now).”
And a bonus video, courtesy reader Emma. For story, see Only in Australia: Police Officer Helps Koala Cross the Road.