Particle physics: a primer to the theory of (almost) everything Cosmos (Furzy Mouse).
Despite June Hike Talk, Treasury Yields Barely Moved MishTalk (Furzy Mouse).
“Uncertainty” Meme Refuses to Die… The Big Picture
Baghdad on Lockdown not from fear of ISIL but of poor Protesters Informed Comment (Re Silc).
Operation “looting of Greece” reaches final stage the unbalanced evolution of homo sapiens
The IMF and calling Berlin’s bluff over Greece Wolfgang Münchau, FT
Poll: Election 2016 shapes up as a contest of negatives WaPo. The lead buried five paragraphs down: “At this point, the two candidates are in a statistical dead heat among registered voters, with Trump favored by 46 percent and Clinton favored by 44 percent. That represents an 11-point shift toward the presumptive Republican nominee since March.”
Trump overtakes Clinton in poll average for first time The Hill. RealClearPolitics poll of polls.
California voter registration soaring as June 7 primary approaches San Jose Mercury News (dcblogger). “The surge in new voters so far hasn’t been reflected in state registration reports.” Monitor that.
TV Networks Cancel Plans for Exit Polls for Remaining Presidential Primaries Ballot Access News. As of May 6, so not for KY, NJ, or CA. What could go wrong?
Adam Gopnik and Liberal Trump Fantasies David Sessions. The New Yorker keeps putting gifted amateurs on the 2016 beat. If Hendrik Hertzberg is doing this, he’s embarrassing himself.
Thomas Frank Thinks Hillary Should Woo the Working Class NYT. The interview mentions microlending, but given Frank on microlending here, I have to think there was material left on the cutting room floor.
Bernie Sanders’s Feud With the Democratic Leadership Heats Up NYT. Sanders supporting Canova (and getting rid of payday-lending supporters like Wasserman Schultz will help defeat Trump, too; as would Sanders (for example) campaigning in Colorado for the single payer and anti-fracking ballot initiatives.
Bernie Sanders Says He Supports Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Primary Opponent WSJ. If the Democrat Establishment is smart, they’ll play “Off the droshky” with Wasserman Schultz and offer her up as a human sacrifice to unity (and DWS will be rewarded for her loyal service with a cushy job. Naturally). Then again, if Sanders supporters are smart, they’ll accept the sacrifice, then say “Yeah, but what have you done for me lately?” so maybe it’s best for the Dem Establishment to concede nothing after all.
Weakend at Bernie’s MoDo, NYT. Fun stuff. “I’ve talked to several former Clinton and Obama White House aides who don’t enjoy checking in with the joyless Clinton campaign in Brooklyn. ‘It’s the Bataan Death March,’ one says.” Reviving an old trope.
Top Democrats Ally With Oil and Gas Industry to Fight Colorado Anti-Fracking Ballot Measures The Intercept. While Democrats also oppose Colorado’s single payer initiative. Odd.
How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers Guardian (chinabeach).
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
High School Debaters Bring Surveillance, Encryption Arguments to Capitol Hill The Intercept. Debate is awesome.
The Housing Crash and the End of American Citizenship Fordham Urban Law Journal. Ran across this on the Twitter. Still good today!
Testing The Limits on Wealth Inequality emptywheel. r > g. Until it doesn’t…
Historical Highest Marginal Income Tax Rates Tax Policy Center (Re Silc). Handy chart.
Fast Food Workers Will Vote On Joining Service Workers Union Buzzfeed. Times change, but I have a long memory, which includes SEIU not merely not supporting single payer, but actively suppressing it.
Smoke & Fumes Center for International Environmental Law (afisher). An excellent trove of documents on “the world’s most powerful industry used science, communications, and consumer psychology to shape the public debate over climate change.”
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