Turnbull sucked into bribery scandal Macrobusiness. New Zealand, Canada, Australia… What is it with the Five Eyes, these days?
Africa’s largest oil producer might be facing a new threat Business Insider
Out, and into the world — The Spectator backs Brexit Spectator
A weekend in Marseille AFP. Football hooligans.
China’s Students Are Sharing Their Secrets … In English Foreign Policy
Police State Watch
Democratic senators begin filibuster over gun control McClatchy. In an election year, when they have no power to pass legislation. Wow.
What Gun Control Advocates Can Learn From Abolitionists Salon. One would think that the parallel between human sale in the form of slavery and human rental in the form of waged labor would have occurred to the (liberal) author, but no.
That Time I Went To A Trump Rally tressie mc. Today’s must read. Note especially that Trump has poor advance work, and the writer’s description of the demographics of the attendees.
Negative views of Donald Trump just hit a new campaign high: 7 in 10 Americans WaPo. “[Trump’s] standing has also worsened among two key voting groups: independents and white Americans who do not have a four-year college degree.” The story doesn’t say why.
The Latest: Gawker posts anti-Trump playbook; is it DNC’s? AP. Trump loses another news cycle. And there are X number until the election.
How Donald Trump Is Actually Winning Over the Republican Donor Class Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine. Interesting and if true, Trump and Clinton’s favorables should start to converge (one way or the other).
Trump adds new twist to immigration proposals, but legal doubts persist Reuters. John Yoo sighting!
Sanders, the Windows 95 of Progressive Politics? NYT. “But the biggest reason that Mr. Sanders won’t shape the next progressive agenda stems from a little-noticed aspect of his campaign: His policy proposals were consistently out of step with the ideas that have been emerging from progressive think tanks like Demos or the Center for American Progress or championed by his own congressional colleagues.”
Will Hillary Clinton Get Favored Treatment? Ray McGovern, Consortium News
Only in Silicon Valley could Elizabeth Holmes lose $4.5 billion she never had to begin with Quartz. I still remember the hagiography on Holmes from The New Yorker. Weren’t they supposed to have a fact-checking department?
economic reductionism, again Fredrik deBoer
Review – The Inner Lives of Markets Gillian Tett, FT
Chin up Carl Beijer
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