Oil prices plunge 5% in wake of failed Doha deal MarketWatch
Dilma Rousseff: Brazilian congress votes to impeach president Guardian. Ugly details.
Corporate defaults are rising at their fastest pace since 2009 Business Insider
This Democrat Is Channeling FDR With A Plan To Break Up Big Cable HuffPo. Teachout.
Obama uttered a single word that explains so much about America today Yahoo. No, it’s not “crapify.”
Five myths about tax havens Nicholas Shaxon, WaPo
Clinton Lied – Benghazi Attack Was Part Of A Larger Operation Moon of Alabama. Reluctantly linking to a post on the Benghazi hairball, but this is Bernard.
The Human Cost of China’s Manufacturing Slowdown The Diplomat
New Gadgets Help Pollution-Weary Chinese Breathe Easier WSJ. Michael Burry going long on oxygen.
For News Outlets Squeezed From the Middle, It’s Bend or Bust NYT (Furzy Mouse).
Bernie Sanders at the Vatican: we face a moral as well as political challenge Prime Economics (mistah charley, ph.d.). The text of Sanders’ speech at the Vatican. If only there were some news gathering organization with the resources to send a reporter to a Catholic diocese in New York and find out how voters reacted! Apparently not.
Face the Nation transcripts April 17, 2016: Sanders, Priebus, Fauci CBS (“Extended cut” of Sanders, video only).
Is Hillary Clinton Above the Law? Ray McGovern, Consortium News (Furzy Mouse).
Hillary Clinton’s missing theme Edward Luce, FT
Donald Trump’s New Political Director Has Ties To Koch Network International Business Times
Trumpism and Clintonism Are the Future Michael Lind, NYT
What’s the biggest scandal in de Blasio’s administration? That he belongs to the developers destroying New York City Mark Crispin Miller (Furzy Mouse).
California Virtual Academies: Is online charter school network cashing in on failure? San Jose Mercury News
Teach for America applications fall again, diving 35 percent in three years WaPo. Fewer scabs.
On Verizon Picket Line, a Demand for Dignity Reader Supported News (Furzy Mouse).
Working-Class Heroes The New Yorker
Are We All Rent-Seeking Investors? Pro-Market. “[A]re we facing an economic model in which tens of millions of Americans’ pensions are relying on the ability of companies to extract rents from consumers and taxpayers?”
UC Davis pepper-spray officer awarded $38,000 San Francisco Chronicle
Origins of feudalism in the West Understanding Society
Antidote du jour (via):
The New York state animal.