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The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs almost got us, too The Week (Chuck L)
Scientists warn of ‘global climate emergency’ over jet stream shift Independent (Chuck L)
Watch: The first TV commercial, which aired 75 years ago today Quartz (resilc)
Tesla driver using autopilot killed in crash Washington Post
The German sado-monetarists seek to destroy the EU! Failed evolution
US takes Thailand off human trafficking blacklist Bangkok Post
Labour insiders say Corbyn keen to quit The Times
Brexit and the Idea of European Disintegration Irish Economy
Brexit: Norway Isn’t Keen on Britain Joining the EEU Bloomberg (resilc)
Europe plots Brexit bank heist on London Financial Times. As if this is a surprise.
U.K. Can’t Count on EU’s Rationality in Brexit Negotiations Wall Street Journal. Um, we said this days ago, but the Journal is choosing to depict the imperative of protecting the EU from splintering further as irrational.
European Unification Divides Europeans: How Forcing People Together Tears Them Apart Counterpunch (Carolinian)
Brexit earthquake creates many ruptures Winnipeg Free Press (Sid S)
After ‘Brexit,’ Finding a New London for the Financial World to Call Home New York Times (Ranger Rick)
Brexit has demolished George Osborne’s deficit plan. The next PM will need one of their own Telegraph. This is actually a good thing.
The riddles of the Chinese economy Financial Times
Taiwanese warship accidentally fires missile towards China Guardian (resilc)
Austrian presidential election result overturned and must be held again Guardian (margarita)
A look at Bulgaria’s “bride’s market” Boing Boing (resilc)
Sinking Ship? Erdogan Apologized to Russia to ‘Save Himself’ Sputnik (Chuck L)
Istanbul airport attack: Investigators say suicide bombers came from Russia and former USSR as death toll rises Independent (resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Former US drone technicians speak out against programme in Brussels Guardian(resilc)
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
Attorney General to Accept Officials’ Determination on Clinton Email Wall Street Journal
Probe of Clinton’s email driven by facts, not politics: White House (allan). In the spirit of Bill’s “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is,” it depends on what the meaning of “politics” is.
Hillary: Ordinarily Awful or Uncommonly Awful? Counterpunch (resilc)
Will Clinton Move to the Center? Don’t Bet on It. American Prospect. Readers will recognize this as Team Dem giving progressives the “Lucy with the football” treatment yet agin. Lordie.
RNC Rules Fight Begins With Plan to Lock In Donald Trump NBC (furzy). Misleading headline. Delegates are required to vote for the person to whom they are pledged on the first ballot. The delegates agreed to be delegates fully aware of those rules. This is not a “lock in” but a “prevent changing of rules in the middle of the game because we don’t like the results.”
Sen. Mike Lee goes on epic rant about Donald Trump Politco (furzy). Speaking of not liking the results….
The four cryptic words Donald Trump can’t stop saying Washington Post (furzy). Um, in some cases, Trump is alluding to corruption and the insinuation is well founded.
After Saying He Forgave Loans to Campaign, Trump Won’t Release Proof NBC. This is a pretty bizarre demand. Campaigns don’t settle up till the very end.
DCCC refuses to back progressive primary victors: Mary Ellen Balchunis, Tom Wakely, Wendy Reed & now Zephyr Teachout. Who’s side are they on? @downwithtyranny (deblogger). If you are so unfortunate as to have gotten on a DCCC mailing list, send them a piece of your mind next time they hit you up.
Third-Party Impact on the Race for President Wall Street Journal
Libertarian party presidential ad Boing Boing (resilc)
Obama signs FOIA reform bill Politico (furzy)
W Is for Why New Yorker (resilc)
Obama Recruits Goldman, Google, Others to Resettle Refugees Bloomberg (allan). You cannot make this up.
Bill Clinton up to his old tricks in meeting with Loretta Lynch Chicago Tribune
Bond yields fall to fresh record lows Financial Times. So much for Mr. Market getting over Brexit.
Reuters Poll: Equity Allocations Hit 5-Year Low in June FINalternatives
What Liberalism Has Become Marmalade (Patricia)
IMAX will build you a home theater—starting at $400,000 ars technica (Chuck L)
It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses Foreign Policy (Bullwinkle). As Mark Blyth pointed out, “The Hamptons are not a defensible position.”
Why this time, free trade has hit American workers so hard Christian Science Monitor (margarita)
Push on wages squeezes corporate profits Financial Times. Puhleeze. Corporate profits as a share of GDP have risen to leveld nearly double what Warren Buffett deemed to be unsustainably high. We need a LOT more of this sort of thing.
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