Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Chicago Tribune
Clinton Email Tar Baby
Secret Recordings Fueled FBI Feud in Clinton Probe WSJ. I was struck while reading this how closely it conformed to the master narrative for many crime shows, thrillers (both film and books), etc.: work of diligent, honest (FBI, DoJ) investigators thwarted by political machinations of their superiors. Almost to the point of cliche.
Huma Abedin Is Still in Fashion With Wintour, Von Furstenberg Bloomberg. Glad to hear it! I was worried there for a moment that she wouldn’t get invites to any more A-list parties.
Leaked emails reveal cast of Clinton’s courtiers FT. For those who require a primer.
South Korean PM nominee says president can be subject to investigation Reuters. No comment. And see: Former South Korean presidential aide arrested in political scandal Reuters.
Introduction: International security in the age of renewables John Mechlin Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. One of many articles in an edition devoted to renewables.
The tales of bodies and blood that surround a front line in Syria Independent. Robert Fisk’s latest.
Turkey and the Next War The American Conservative
How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland Al Jazeera. More history worth remembering, , written on the 99th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.
The Russian media just loves the campaign to demonise Putin Vineyard of the Saker (Wat)
The Million-Dollar Donors WSJ. A look at who’s bankrolling the 2016 general election.
The Places Left Behind Jacobin. At a time when the flaws in neoliberal thinking are apparent, HRC doubles down. Important. Addresses the ur-problem, and provides a road map to what HRC will try to do as President.
How Donald Trump Used Fine Print To Make It Harder To Sue Wall Street For Fraud International Business Times
Clinton and Trump: The Known And The Unknown Vineyard of the Saker
Pilloried Clinton TLS. Much to unpack here, and I look forward to seeing readers do so in comments. Showalter sees all criticisms of HRC as emanating from her gender, and doesn’t admit any other legitimate grounds for criticism: corruption, arrogance, flawed neo-lib and neo-con views.
President Obama: Forever in Dad Jeans Vanity Fair. In what’s a very crowded field, VF can be counted on for the most OTT legacy-burnishing.
Antidote du Jour:
Bonus Antidote (Resilc’s North Carolina yard sign)(I know Lambert already posted this in Water Cooler, but it so perfectly captures how many of us feel that I wanted to make sure readers get another chance to see it:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.