Fundraising photo-op over, Mathura elephants wrap up snug in their regular (more staid) winter wear Scroll. The story behind last week’s elephants-in-knitted-jumpers photo.
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
In the future, we all might live in our cars out of choice Treehugger. My idea of dystopia.
Climate Data Preservation Efforts Mount as Trump Takes Office MIT Technology Review
England players told mobile phones are bad for game by vision consultant Sherylle Calder The Telegraph. Yet another reason why I continue to hold out against acquiring a smartphone– the implications of this article extend beyond the competitiveness of England’s national rugby squad.
The Four-Letter Code to Selling Just About Anything The Atlantic
The empire strikes back New Statesman
Holland is shaping up to be a surprise beneficiary of Brexit Business Insider
The New Cold War
Was Snowden a Russian Agent? NYRB. Pshaw.
2016 Post Mortem
Peter’s Choice Mother Jones
Hillary Clinton plots her next move Politico. No comment.
Why did women vote for Trump? Prospect
The Rise of Trump and Isis Have More in Common Than You Might Think Counterpunch. Patrick Cockburn’s latest.
President Trump Follows Through on Trade Promise Fox Business. Useful peek at fissures among Republicans on TPP (and more generally, trade).
Donald Trump and the New World Order Der Spiegel
Original “patent troll” law firm is shutting down Ars Technica
US Intervention in Syria? Not Under Trump Counterpunch
DOOMSDAY PREP FOR THE SUPER-RICH New Yorker
Our Famously Free Press
Axios aims to speak the language of the swamp Columbia Journalism Review
Distracted Media Fails To Catch Trump Policy Decisions Moon of Alabama
Trump’s disdain for the press has a silver lining Columbia Journalism Review
Higher Rates Of Hate Crimes Are Tied To Income Inequality FiveThirtyEight
Striking the Startups Jacobin
Indian Currency Train Wreck
No records of fake currency deposited in banks: Reserve Bank of India Time of India. The RBI continues to dodge requests for details about decision-making that led to the demonetization debacle.
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