How a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology Atlantic (resilc)
First Baby Is Born in New York City With Birth Defects From Zika Virus Wall Street Journal
Theresa May’s mission is to resolve Thatcher’s contradictory legacy New Statesman (Chuck L)
Corporate Tax Collection In Spain Goes Negative €539 Million Michael Shedlock (EM)
Newt Gingrich Has a Strategy to Destroy ISIS Washington Free Beacon
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
Leaked emails show how Democrats screwed Sanders New York Post (resilc)
DNC Staffers Mocked the Bernie Sanders Campaign, Leaked Emails Show Intercept. A must read.
https://m.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/comments/4u2khq/wikileaks_are_you_ready_for_hillary_w HBE: “This sub reddit has the most in depth analysis of the release I’ve found so far.”
https://m.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/4u367e/wikileaks_release_19252_from_the_dnc_start/d HBE: “Here is a condensed rundown of all the shady dealings found so far from the Trump subreddit.”
The Triumph of Imperialist Feminism: Hillary vs the Immense Revolution Counterpunch. Li cites this line: “Is it not an insult to women and other humans everywhere that all we can really say about Hillary Clinton is that there have been plenty of horrible lawyer-politicians before her, horrible warmongers and scheming machinators who have been men, but Hillary is a woman?”
Koch Brothers Now Supporting Hillary Clinton Off Guardian (Tom H)
Clinton achieves the impossible Angry Bear
Tim Kaine Wouldn’t Do Much To Help Clinton Win The Election FiveThirtyEight
Clinton VP Favorite Just Gave the Left Two More Reasons to Distrust Him New York Magazine
Trump pulls nearly even with Clinton after Republican convention: Reuters/Ipsos poll Reuters (resilc). Want to see a poll that measures approval/disapproval. Scott Adams think Trump’s family helped his image. If so, it should show up in a reduction in his disapproval levels.
The decline of the American empire and rise of Donald Trump National Observer (Sid S)
Obama: Trump’s doom-and-gloom doesn’t match reality CNN (resilc)
Envisioning Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy: The U.S. Steps Back New York Times. Bill B:
Wow. Pretty blatant “hegemony is good for you” piece by David Sanger. The fact that this piece appeared in the News section rather than as an explicit op-ed is an indicator or who holds sway at the New York Times (e.g. people like Carlos Slim).
No mention of U.S.-led devastation of the Middle East. No recognition that the drone program is creating another generation of terrorists. Spreading American Values? Sure did miracles in Saudi Arabia…
Global Trade Meets Ugly Reality Wolf Rchter
Despite Optimism, Oil Firms Keep Cutting Jobs Wall Street Journal
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory Reuters (EM) Strong dollar casualties, deflationary pressure casualties or both?
Banks’ Bet on Consumers is Getting Riskier Wall Street Journal. Regulators have tried tightening up on this, but building loss reserves is a way of managing earnings. You release them when earnings are crappy;. Wells Fargo is a big user/abuser.
Car-Sharing Industry Is Loaded Down by Taxes Wall Street Journal
Antidote du jour (Kittie Wilson via Lawrence R):