Yves here. I have food poisoning so sorry for short links rations. That also means comments will stay in moderation longer than usual.
Let Sleeping Politicians Lie All Down Under
How to Talk to Fireflies New York Times (David L). This is sort of mean. The fireflies are out to get laid and the humans are getting in their way. Isn’t it enough to watch them?
Why bad ideas refuse to die Guardian (Dr. Kevin)
Brexit: the English and Welsh Enlightenment Counterpunch (Sid S)
Theresa May, Your New Islamophobic Prime Minister? Craig Murray (Chris G)
READ IN FULL: ARTICLE PULLED BY TELEGRAPH AFTER PRESSURE FROM THERESA MAY’S CAMPAIGN Media Guido (Chris G)
The exits epidemic – the US empire must be furious unbalanced evolution
Renzi ready to defy Brussels and bail out Italy’s troubled banks Financial Times. Important.
ΤΤΙP, Democracy and Europe Defend Democracy. Juncker is an inept bureaucratic infighter. He keeps acting strictly to increase the power of the European Commission, and never bothers to try wrapping his power grabs in some sort of context-specific higher principle. Didn’t work very well in the Greek negotiations. The only reason it might work now is if national leaders are too distracted with Brexit and the refugee crisis to swat him down.
Brazil’s Olympic Catastrophe New York Times (EM)
Deadliest attack in a year kills 115 in central Baghdad Associated Press (resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Labor chief: ‘I’m proud of the work’ done on TPP The Hill (resilc)
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
Can Hillary Clinton overcome her trust problem? Washington Post
Sanders: Party platform still needs work Philly.com. Lambert: “In Pennsylvania, which will tick off the hacks.”
Belatedly, what Sanders’ supporters say about race Reuters. Lambert: “What a surprise. Sanders supporters are less racist than any other candidate’s, including Clinton’s.”
Exile in political Guyville: Why getting Hillary Clinton elected isn’t “women’s work” Salon. Steve C: “Shut up and get behind the neoliberal or we’ll call you a sexist.”
‘President Hillary Clinton?’ She Wants Progress on Immigration and to Drink With G.O.P. New York Times. Mark H files this under “Hillary progressive sellout watch.” Lambert: “Get out the brain bleach.”
Wall Street worried about Trump Financial Times. And Trump says he wants to repeal Dodd Frank….
Trump Amplifies His Support for War Crimes New York Magazine (furzy)
Teleprompted Trump may be boring but you should have seen Hoover Bloomberg. Trump didn’t seem to be reading faithfully from the telepropmter. There were differences from his prepared remarks that looked ad-libbed.
Trump vs. the global elite The Hill
In Response to Trump, Another Dangerous Movement Appears Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone. From last week. Important.
FBI Orders All Orlando Records Withheld from Public Veterans Today (Judy B)
Breaking Through Power: Karen Friedman on Protecting Pensions Real News (Catherine A)
Five myths about class in America Washington Post
Advanced-Stage Charter Syndrome: What “Maturity” Means to the Charter Movement Education Week Teacher (martha r)
Antidote du jour. Robert H warns that the “cute” marching is the result of a bit of off camera herding :-(