Readers, you get an extra ration of links because there are two cross-posts. –lambert
Horseback Hero: Eagle Point rancher lassos alleged bicycle thief Mail Tribune. Let’s give that local reporter some clicks!
Stupidity, retaliation or something else? Baltimore Brew
Poll gives Brexit campaign lead of three percentage points Guardian (TF).
Too many facts and not enough theories: the rhetoric of the referendum campaign Open Democracy (CG).
‘Brexit’ Vote Splits British Political Duo Walll Street Journal
Brexit: It’s smarter to stay Der Spiegel
Maastricht and All That Wynne Godley, LRB (1992). A salutary reminder that not all economists are stupid and/or evil; just neoliberals.
The U.S. (Again) Escalates The War In Afghanistan Moon of Alabama
Oil money flows for black and Latino Democrats CALmatters. This is what Operative K means by “horizontal” politics, in practice.
Watch: President Obama sings Rihanna with Jimmy Fallon to explain the importance of the TPP Vox. And speaking of les grand horizontales…
Daddy, why didn’t you blog about Trump? Shtetl-Optimized (DL).
Okay, that settles it. Stop Me Before I Vote Again
Donald Trump, Mainstream Conservative The American Conservative
Furious GOP donors stew over Trump Politico. Expert grifter Newt Gingrich took squillionaire Sheldon Adelson for millions, and the donor class isn’t stewing about him. So WTF?
In what English-speaking communities does “trump” refer to the breaking of wind? English Language & Usage. With musical accompaniment…
California saw surge in registration, but not in voting Fresno Bee. Odd!
American cynicism is reaching a boiling point, and the corrupt electoral system is to blame Salon. I’d blame the Crapification of Everything, which most Salon writers are not unlucky enough to experience, and of which the Crapification of Voting is a part.
Clinton Email Tarbaby
12 Red Flags in Clinton’s Email Setup Kristi Culpepper, Medium (MS). Excellent, from a bond geek. It’s telling that gifted amateurs with research skills keep writing long-form pieces like Culpepper’s, and all end up at public corruption, and criminality. (See, if you have not already, here and here).
FBI criminal investigation emails: Clinton approved CIA drone assassinations with her cellphone, report says Salon. Some daft attempt to appeal to millenials?
The Clinton Foundation Timeline – Part 1 Thompson Timeline. Another excellent compilation from open sources.
Controversy erupts over Medicare observation care requirements USA Today. Just another layer of “transparency” over an insane system.
The French Stand Up New Politics (SS). Nuit Debout.
Why the poor spend more on restaurants than all but the very rich Bloomberg. JP Morgan discovers it’s expensive to be poor.
Tomorrow’s Test Slate (Re Silc).
The Path to Dissent Jacobin
Oppositions NLR. Comparative assessments: Sanders, Tsipras, Corbyn, Mélenchon, Grillo; Podemos.
Revealed: Cambodia’s vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle Guardian. One more reason for Kissinger to burn in hell.
Undo Influence Wall Street Journal
As Silicon Valley lays plans to colonize Mars, researchers offer a blueprint for governing it Quartz (Re Silc). Help me.
The Uber driver and Muhammad Ali Africa is a Country (LG).
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