NYC weather is inspiring giant cockroaches to take to the skies Treehugger (resilc).
Have we detected an alien megastructure in space? Keep an open mind The Guardian (furzy).
Hope Solo Aims at Sweden After U.S. Women Are Ousted NYT. Keepin’ it classy! I’m compiling these links while visiting NZ, where Olympics tv coverage focuses on the sports and is refreshingly free from Riefenstahlinism.
“Bread and circuses” in Brazil for the disorientation of the public The Unbalanced Evolution of Homo Sapiens
Whatever happened to Labour winning back Scotland? New Statesman
Election fraud report calls for stringent ID checks The Guardian
High-Tech Manufacturing Isn’t Worth Much Bloomberg View (resilc).
Amid Flagging Sales, Macy’s to Shutter 100 Stores NBC News (EM).
‘Sexual assaults on children’ at Greek refugee camps The Guardian
The Drone Presidency NYRB
The nuclear mission must stay manned Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Once Skeptical of Excecutive Power, Obama has Come to Embrace It NYT. Don’t know how much more of this legacy journalism I can stand.
Democrats Trying to Assess Scope of Leak of Personal Information WSJ. Pelosi stays on message asserting a Russian connection– sans providing any evidence.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Facing Down the Panopticon Counterpunch (Bill B).
Developed in Iraq, Deployed at the DNC?: Cell-Jamming Technology is Being Turned on Journalists Mint Press News (Chuck L).
Rich people are bragging about their luxe panic rooms New York Post
Imperial Collapse Watch
Bridging America’s Foreign Policy Elite-Main Street Divide War on the Rocks
Inside the Head of Trump Voters The American Conservative (resilc).
Trump goes full Bernie (again) with pro-borrowing comments Hot Air. Nice comparisons of Trump hammering Bernie infrastructure message (although the author never seems to have heard of Keynes, let alone MMT).
Q&A: Fixing the Transportation Mess We’re In The American Prospect (resilc).
Hillary Clinton’s Magical Economy Real News Network. Doug Henwood and Robert Pollin takedown of Clinton speech on economic plans.
Bill Clinton’s pay at for-profit education company topped $17.5 million Politico (resilc). Nice gig if you can get it.
96% of Clintons’ donations went to their foundations Sic Semper Tyrannis
The provocation in Crimea and the threat of world war World Socialist Web Site
Acceptable Losses Harper’s
Is Iran back in the game? Prospect
Antidote du jour (Kittie Wilson vis Lawrence R):