Reclaim the Internet research reveals huge scale of social media misogyny Guardian. Note that women bully women as much as men do. But at least the examples used (calling women sluts and whores) are about 1. alleging that the targets do not conform to approved gender stereotypes and 2. chastising them for it. If a man was called a slut, he’d laugh or even take it as a compliment of sorts. And if a woman who was either celibate or highly sexed (as the British like to call it) and was comfortable was called a whore, she’d also dismiss it and regard the attacker as a nut or a prude. So IMHO the underlying issues go way deeper than the style of bullying….
Getting babies to stop crying and not die may have made humans smarter ars technica (Chuck L)
ExxonMobil CEO: ending oil production ‘not acceptable for humanity’ Guardian (furzy)
China Moves Into U.S. Wind Sector OilPrice (resilc)
ECB warns of populist risk to financial stability Financial Times. As if central banks have done such a great job? But recall that the depression early in Andrew Jackson’s presidency was caused by banks to show him who was boss.
Over 500 migrants rescued in capsize Financial Times
Which Brexit forecast should you trust the most? An economist explains The Conversation. What is not stated is: What is sovereignity worth? And who wins and who loses (or what economists call the distributional effects)?
IMF: No Cash Now for Greece Because Europe Hasn’t Promised Debt Relief Wall Street Journal
Fearing Russian Bear, Sweden Inches Toward NATO Foreign Policy (Swedish Lex)
Saudi Arabia Facing Escalating Crisis as Washington Drifts away from Riyadh Iran Review (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Companies Not Saving Your Data Bruce Schneier
Imperial Collapse Watch
Re-Tribalizing America American Conservative
Realism Restrained: The Washington Playbook Fights Back War on the Rocks (resilc)
The Obama Years Have Been Very Good to America’s Weapons Makers Mother Jones (resilc)
Clinton E-mail Hairball
Hillary Clinton Is Criticized for Private Emails in State Dept. Review New York Times. Lambert: “This one mentions the mail she held onto but treats it as unproblematic.”
Hillary Clinton’s email problems just got much worse Washington Post. Lambert: “Nobody is mentioning the email on the server that she retained. That’s odd.”
State Dept. IT staff told to keep quiet about Clinton’s server Computerworld (Chuck L)
Emails Add to Hillary Clinton’s Central Problem: Voters Just Don’t Trust Her New York Times
Hillary’s Cowgirl Diplomacy? Counterpunch (resilc)
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on thin ice CNN. Lambert: “Schumer puts the boot in”
Clinton breaks a California promise – San Francisco Chronicle. Furzy: “Ouch”.
On late night TV, Sanders and Trump agree to a debate — maybe Washington Post. OMG, if this comes off, Clinton would look ridiculous for not debating Bernie and I am sure Trump would taunt her for that. The calculus for Trump presumably is whether this hurts Clinton without derailing her as presumptive nominee. I’d think the odds favor him concluding yes, but he may also decide it’s not worth the effort and there’s no point in taking any risk. So netting that all out, my bet is a no but I’d love to be proven wrong.
In shock poll, Sanders leads Trump in Georgia The Hill (martha r). From last week.
Serj Tankian on Bernie Sanders: ‘I’m Rooting for Him’ Rolling Stone
How the Hell We Got Here: Why the Democratic Party is Splitting Paste (martha r). From last week, still germane.
ABC poll: Trump surge due to massive 36% millennial swing Red Alert Politics (JohnnyGL)
Trump postpones party unity for a quick circular firing squad Washington Post (furzy). He seems to have an insatiable need for attention.
Hispanic Support Eludes Donald Trump Wall Street Journal
FEC Deadlocks Over Employer Political Coercion American Prospect (martha r)
These States Are Stepping Up To Reform Money In Politics In 2016 PopularResistance (martha r)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Louisiana Is About to Extend Hate-Crime Protections to Cops and Firefighters Mother Jones (resilc)
Citi traders’ 2008 manipulations revealed Financial Times
Craving Growth, Walgreens Dismissed Its Doubts About Theranos Wall Street Journal
Brent Crude Rises Above $50 a Barrel Wall Street Journal
Just Released: Hints of Increased Hardship in America’s Oil-Producing Counties Liberty Street Economics. “Hints”? I was hearing of more than hints on a trip to Dallas earlier this year…
Was April Retail Sales Data Rigged? Barry Ritholtz (resilc)
Blackstone President Pretty Sure Hedge Fund Fees Are Total B.S. DealBreaker (DO)
CEO pay climbs again, even as their stock prices don’t Washington Post
How cracking down on America’s painkiller capital led to a heroin crisis Guardian (resilc)
Financial crisis caused 500,000 extra cancer deaths, according to Lancet study Telegraph (Swedish Lex). Lambert’s second law of neoliberalism: “Go die!”
Antidote du jour. Bob K: “Three new kids in my Chicago neighborhood! Days old!”