Laid-Back Sloths Are the Masters of Slow Scientific American
Scots firms fronting for global financial betting websites condemned as ‘scam’ The Herald. More from Richard Smith!
Shadow Banking Reemerges, Posing Challenges to Banks and Regulators (pdf) Dallas Fed
New Yemeni Government Ready To Accept Al-Saud’s Capitulation Moon of Alabama
Overreaction to False Reports of Gunfire at JFK Airport Reveals the Depths of America’s Fear Culture Alternet. “The cheering and clapping of people watching the Olympics at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport was falsely reported as gunfire and fighting, touching off panic and an aggressive multi-agency ‘counter-terror’ response.”
Donald Trump Calls for a New War on Terror WSJ. Jumping the shark?
He was one of the most respected intel officers of his generation. Now he’s leading ‘Lock her up’ chants. WaPo. Just to make it clear what’s going on, the front page teaser to this story reads: “Nearly the entire national security world has rejected Trump — except for one man.” But that might suggest that “the entire national security establishment” can’t really claim a track record of success.
The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Medium
Yes, the System Is Rigged Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative
A porous ethical wall between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department WaPo. Mealy-mouthed.
Clinton leads Trump by 30 points in New York, Siena poll finds Buffalo News. I know I shoudn’t focus on individual polls, but that’s rather a lot.
NBC Poll : Do You Want Bernie Sanders Back In The Race? NBC. Online poll, but still….
This Democrat Isn’t Challenging Her Opponent To A Debate. She’s Challenging A Donor To His Super PAC. HuffPo. Cut out the middleman!
As that suggests, there now are in a sense three political parties in the U.S.: The Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren liberals; the Donald Trump angry populists; and the socially liberal, fiscally conservative centrists searching for a place to go. (Ideological conservatives are the odd folks out right now, left to either [join the Democrats,] make their peace with the Trump version of the Republican or hope they can get the party back when he is done using it.)
The Overton Prism?
Beware the Hillary Clinton-Loathing, Donald Trump-Loving Useful Idiots of the Left Daily Beast. Fabricating a list for the show trials. Chelsea’s on the board of the Daily Beast’s parent company; maybe somebody should ask her about this?
McMullin gets on Utah’s state ballot The Hill. Electoral college shenanigains?
Economists: Clinton, Trump pledges should be greeted with skepticism USA Today. Sounds legit.
Milwaukee burning Will Bunch, Philadelphia Daily News
Historic Flood Event in Louisiana From 20-30 Inches of Rain Weather Underground
Here’s how you can help the Louisiana flood victims Daily Dot. Via crowd-funding. We’ve made so much progress since Katrina.
Imperial Collapse Watch
This Republican mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless. And it seems to be working. WaPo. Rather like a jobs guarantee.
Meet the robot who will give you a glimpse of the future of retail Mercury-News. I prefer not to.
Burn bright, fade fast: The many risks of blogging on Facebook Pando. Agnotology.
The lost infrastructure of social media. Medium. More agnotology.
Just Thinking About Exercise Can Trick Your Body Into Believing It’s Worked Out New York Magazine. There’s good news tonight!
The Horrifically Contemporary World of Hieronymus Bosch Der Speigel. Think positive!
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