Siberia’s wildfires seen from 1 million miles away: even the tundra is burning The Siberian Times. Photos.
A blind eye to sex abuse: How USA Gymnastics failed to report cases Indianapolis Star
Exclusive: Stiglitz quits Panama Papers probe, cites lack of transparency Reuters. (This is a probe by the Panamanian government.)
Shell shock: why is a startup charging parents $180 for $2 worth of peanut butter? The Verge. Because they can?
Bombs away: No good will come of U.S. attacks on Libya Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
ISIS fills ‘vacuum of power’ in Libya left by US – VA senator to RT (VIDEO) RT (!). A Republican Senator. Mirabile dictu!
Number of Refugees to Europe Surges to Record 1.3 Million in 2015 Pew Research Center
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Slavery Reparations Could Cost Up to $14 Trillion, According to New Calculation Newsweek. So, about the cost of the next bailout of the FIRE sector. Surely doable, therefore, and far more positive in terms of aggregate demand?
Lawsuits and sex slaves — so much for post-primary unity in Missouri St Louis Post-Dispatch. Seems like there’s a lot going on in the “Show Me” state just now.
Clinton’s lead over Trump narrows to less than three points: Reuters/Ipsos Reuters. That was fast. A five point swing from Monday to Friday. (RCP poll of polls.)
Election Update: Trump’s Slump Deepens In The Polls Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight
CLINTON: ‘I may have short-circuited’ when I said the FBI director said I was ‘truthful’ Business Insider. A cog slipped? Were there sparks?
The Clinton Story You Didn’t Read Here Public Editor, NYT
Did the New York Daily News Tip Off the Hillary For America campaign about its Interview with Bernie Sanders? Medium. Not completely proven, but gives interesting insight into the operation of David Brock’s “million dollar trolls.” (Another reason — besides bitter experience — not to trust the “liberal” press is that, at this point, it’s not possible to tell who’s on the
takepayroll, and who isn’t.)
The Last Convention Jacobin
Patrick Murphy won’t debate Alan Grayson Miami Herald
Elizabeth Warren on Donald Trump and TPP Bloomberg. Interview.
Lewiston Somalis: Trump’s call to ban Muslims ‘not right at all’ Bangor Daily News. Goddamned out-of-staters taking swipes at our Somalis.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Military to Military Seymour Hersh, LRB. From January, but still relevant.
Campus builds escape hatch for Dirks’ office in California Hall Daily Californian
One Nerd’s Take on the Future of Philanthropy CraigConnects. Craig of Craig’s List.
Regional labor market adjustment in the United States: trend and cycle (PDF) Mai Dao, Davide Furceri, Prakash Loungani. “Interstate mobility in response to relative labor demand conditions is not as high as previously established and has been weakening since the early 1990’s.”
Incentives And Closed Data Mike the Mad Biologist
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