Lambert here: Readers, we are short one original post; one planned post fell through, and Yves had to spend the evening with her taxes. Sorry!
Functioning ‘mechanical gears’ seen in nature for the first time University of Cambridge
The Sand Fire in Santa Clarita Offers Omens of a Fiery Future Pacific Standard
Is Fethullah Gülen behind Turkey’s coup? Dani Rodrik
Turkey’s Disaster Jacobin
Exploring a Link Between Drone Strikes and Retaliation Georgetown Public Policy Review (guurst).
The English Revolt The New Statesman
France at War NYRB
What Makes A Great Power War Possible Russia in Global Affairs
Democratic National Convention
Mission Accomplished at DNC, Clinton Hires Wasserman Schultz for Top Post Common Dreams. Kick the left.
— Nina Turner (@ninaturner) July 24, 2016
Points for kicking the left again by putting DWS in charge of a “50 state” “program,” given that Kaine, together with Rahm, strangled Howard Dean’s 50 state strategy.
Michael Bloomberg to Endorse Clinton at Democratic Convention Bloomberg. In a Wednesday prime-time slot. Having kicked to the left, appeal to Republicans.
10 ways to know whether Clinton convention is success McClatchy. For whom?
WikiLeaks emails: Pro-Clinton CNN political commentator pre-checked op-ed with DNC Erik Wemple, WaPo. Worse, the Op-Ed concerned Jon Ralston’s faked story on the Nevada “chair throwing” incident, in which no chairs were thrown. Worse, Wemple reproduces Ralston’s tweet on the fake story, reinforcing Ralson’s lie.
The Missing Man at the Center of Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal Daily Beast (Re Silc). Bryan Pagliano.
Tim Kaine, and Other Faith-Based Politics Corey Robin
Clinton or Trump: Who offers best hope for change? Detroit Free Press
Where Donald Trump Went Off-Script WSJ. Deletions and additions. See especially the last one.
The Trump trade scam Economic Policy Institute (skippy).
Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People The American Conservative. Must-read, and far better than the headline.
A short introduction to the structure of the Greek oligarchy unbalanced evolution of homo sapiens
Ur-Fascism Umberto Eco, NYRB
Can sex triumph over patriarchy? Worthwhile Canadian Initiative
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