11 incredible facts about lemurs Mother Nature Network
Sing to Me Real Life. Now we know who’s to blame for karaoke.
Ride-Hailing Apps Have a Racism Problem MIT Technology Review
Ex-journalist leads state’s effort to flee Obamacare in favor of single-payer Columbia Journalism Review
To fight childhood obesity, task force recommends screening all kids starting at age 6 LA Times. Screen them early, so as to start them all the sooner on long-term drug regimens.
Too Smug to Jail Rollin Stone. Matt Taibbi back on form.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
New leak may show if you were hacked by the NSA Ars Technica
Clinton Email Tar Baby
Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails show how America is run The Guardian. I know Lambert linked to this in yesterday’s Water Cooler, but I’m including it here for those who missed it. Thomas Frank gets it.
How To Dupe Clinton/Weiner/Abedin Emails….By Tomorrow Another Word for It
Influence peddling, acting for Putin’s ally, hiding classified secrets and sexting – how FIVE separate FBI cases are probing virtually every one of Clinton’s inner circle and their families Okay, it’s the Daily Mail. But still…
Hillary, Not Comey, Casts Cloud Over Election Michael Shedlock (EM)
FBI releases files on Clinton pardon of Marc Rich Marketwatch. Impeccable timing here.
The Indictment That Made Bill Clinton President The American Conservative. Some history worth remembering.
The people of South Yorkshire deserve the truth about Orgreave Guardian. Yes, they do. And they’ve waited more than 30 years to hear it.
Britain losing the financial passport will affect so much more than banking Business Insider. Includes a link to a list of the 13,500 companies that make use of financial passporting in some form.
How a Pillar of German Banking Lost Its Way Der Spiegel
Tom Hayden and the Vocation of Politics The Baffler
SINO-INDIA RELATIONS THE BRITISH FORGERY AT THE HEART OF INDIA AND CHINA’S TIBETAN BORDER DISPUTE SCMP. Yet another well-considered US diplomatic initiative.
As China Battles Corruption, Glaxo Lands in the Cross Hairs NYT. Long, but worth it.
Election Update: Yes, Donald Trump Has A Path To Victory FiveThirtyEight. Fodder for the poll-obsessed.
Democratic Voters Are to Blame for Hillary Clinton’s Headaches The New Republic. So, it’s all the fault of voters, for not bothering to vote in 2014. Which raises the obvious question: If the DNC ran better candidates, would voters perhaps be inspired to turn out? Or, to push the point a bit further, as Brecht expressed it:
Some party hack decreed that the people
had lost the government’s confidence
and could only regain it with redoubled effort.
If that is the case, would it not be simpler,
If the government simply dissolved the people
And elected another?
Calling Trump a liar sets a thorny precedent Columbia Journalism Review
Hillary Clinton should use her appointments to build up her party Vox. Memo to Matty: Perhaps it’s a wee bit early to be selecting the new White House drapes?
Hundreds of prominent economists just denounced Donald Trump in an open letter to voters Business Insider. By all means, pile on chaps, but I’m not sure that being denounced by economists won’t have the opposite effect from that intended.
The shadowy Russian émigré touting Trump FT. I’m shocked, simply shocked, to see the FT featuring reporting of this sort.
Clinton Plugs Another Weak Story About Trump’s Ties to Putin Bloomberg. Media getting fed up with being played?
Election maps are telling you big lies about small things WaPo. More fodder for poll nerds.
Rise of the Alt-Right The American Conservative
Time Bandits The Baffler
Twenty-First Century Victorians Jacobin
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