Surfers Hear Baby Whale Crying And Come Running To Help Her The Dodo (furzy)
Movie ratings: Do critics and fans see eye-to-eye? Strong Analytics (Lance N). Notice how it correlates with the economic cycle.
Our Beleaguered Planet American Prospect (resilc)
College Life Before Facebook American Conservative (resilc)
United Nations Says Thai Military’s Powers Must Be Suspended Bloomberg (furzy)
The SACP sold out – Zwelinzima Vavi PoliticsWeb (Sid S)
Panama Papers include top military contractor Triple Canopy Fusion (furzy)
Post-Brexit trade deal with US could take 10 years, Obama warns BBC. Translation: Administration to post-Brexit UK: Drop dead. But I don’t think they can afford to to that given the UK’s position in the Five Eyes.
Merkel, Obama and the death of Greece Defend Democracy
USA require participation of Germany in the fight against Russia Deutsche Wirtschafs Nachrichten (Keith F). German original here.
What Have the Saudis Done For Us Lately? National Interest Blog (resilc)
The Fourth Jihadist Wave Project Syndicate (David L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
Bureaucratic Insanity is Yours to Enjoy Club Orlov (Wat)
Bacevich on force levels and policy Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
Woman who ran Obamacare warns of BIG insurance prices hikes CNBC. Death spiral.
A new Trump, like the new Nixon? The Hill (furzy)
Trump’s Makeover Will Fail New Republic. This may be overestimating the level of engagement and memory of the average voter.
Clintonsomething: Editing the Speech Transcripts Harry Shearer
Correcting Correct The Record’s Record Medium (chinabeach). A must read. I hope all of you will redouble your pro-Bernie social media efforts to burn up this PAC money as fast as possible. Start with circulating information about paid Hillary trolls on FB and Twitter. Lambert suggests asking everyone on Twitter or FB who is pro-Clinton if they are being paid and if so, how much per hour.
Hillary Clinton and the “Get Caught Trying” School of Foreign Policy Atlantic (rexilc)
Democrats Have Gotten More Liberal Since 2008, But Not Enough To Nominate Sanders FiveThirtyEight (resilc). While that is how things are trending, the fallacy is Democrats alone can’t elect a President.
Clinton, Sanders at odds over Philly soda tax plan UPI (Michael O)
Obama Chides Black Lives Matter for ‘Yelling’ Down Leaders Bloomberg. Michael O” :We hear you. We just don’t give a damn about you.”
The 5 Dumbest Things in the U.S. Energy Bill MIT Technology Review (resilc)
Palestine is latest GOP offensive in climate change wars The Hill (furzy)
The Fight Over Who Gets Clean Drinking Water From the Great Lakes Motherboard (resilc)
The Kentucky gun owner who developed his own count of gun violence in the US Guardian (mgl). Important.
Theranos director: Treatment of CEO Holmes ‘unfair’ CNBC. This is ludicrous. If Theranos had had a rebuttal to the lousy results with their vaporware, um, technology, and their inability to even run a conventional lab properly, they would have gotten it in the media. And if the stores were as wrong as this director is now trying to assert, Theranos would have demanded retractions.
Disappearing pensions hurt U.S. economy as well as workers USA Today. Mirabile dictu.
Fantasy Math Is Helping Companies Spin Losses Into Profits Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
A billionaire is willing to bring back public access to Martins Beach — for a price Los Angeles Times (James S)
How License-Plate Readers Have Helped Police and Lenders Target the Poor Atlantic (resilc)
In an Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat New York Times
Antidote du jour (ngl). From AlaskaDispatch: “‘A wonderful sight:’ Alaska’s first wild-bred wood bison calves in more than a century.”