Bored teens take horses, goat to local McDonald’s Powell Tribune
Man helps save ‘lucky dog’ from icy river Des Moines Register
Jon Corzine to Pay $5 Million for Role in Collapse of MF Global WSJ. Of course, if he’d stolen a loaf of bread from a convenience store….
Is Emirates Airline Running Out of Sky? Bloomberg
Digital Dunkin’: Non-Tech Firms Crash CES, Looking to Connect WSJ. “Scott Hudler, chief digital officer at 66-year-old Dunkin’ Donuts, brought a team this year to learn how self-driving car technology could inform a passenger of the closest Dunkin’ location and how to reroute the car to make a coffee stop.”
Capitulation Time.code(). Guy needs a Mac Pro, which Apple is trying to kill through neglect, so he can keep writing iOS books.
We can’t wash our hands of Britain David McWilliams
China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020 NYT. 13 million jobs…
New Cold War
U.S. Intelligence Report Identifies Russians Who Gave DNC Emails to Wikileaks Time. Anonymous sources anticipating the publication of the (unclassified) report on “Russian hacking” that Obama was briefed to yesterday, Trump will be today, with the public version to be released next week. (Besides the public version, there is a “Top Secret” version, and an “uncompartmentalized” version.) Watch out for squalls.
Emails were leaked, not hacked Baltimore Sun (MR). Binney and McGovern mainstreamed, albeit on the outer limits of the Beltway.
The Enemy Du Jour Is Always Hacking Moon of Alabama
FBI: DNC rebuffed request to examine computer servers CNN and FBI, Dems bicker over investigation of hacked servers The Hill. It’s hard to think of a good reason for the DNC to be doing this, given the problems it creates for “the narrative.” In yesterday’s hearing, Clapper said the CIA’s sourcing on “Russian hacking” is “fragile,” meaning probably HUMINT — ***cough*** Curveball ***cough*** — and the JAR report evidence is based solely on third-party CrowdStrike analysis. So far, what we have is human verification on a “trust us” basis, and technical verification of a DNC “hack” coming from a DNC vendor, though perhaps there will be more in the forthcoming report. Oh, and what didn’t the DNC want the FBI to see?
The FBI’s new server screwup isn’t as bad as it sounds The Verge. “This is normal practice.” Except the context — charges of treason, a war scare, a contested transition of power — isn’t normal at all. And this isn’t a year where “trust us, we’re professionals” has the traction it used to.
U.S. intercepts capture senior Russian officials celebrating Trump win WaPo. “Those and other data points are at the heart of an unprecedented intelligence report being circulated in Washington this week… The classified document, which officials said is over 50 pages.”
US intelligence chiefs reject Trump doubts on Russian hacking FT. Film at 11.
Russian hacking claims: US spy chief promises Putin motive BBC. Presumably in next week’s news cycle.
Literary Agents The New Republic (MR). “Gloria Steinem, who worked with the CIA in the 1950s and ’60s, ‘was happy to find some liberals in government in those days,’ arguing that the agency was “nonviolent and honorable.'” Yes, that Gloria Steinem. Admirably consistent.
Kamala Harris Fails to Explain Why She Didn’t Prosecute Steven Mnuchin’s Bank David Dayen, The Intercept
How to repeal and replace ObamaCare today? Use Medicare. The Hill. Too simple.
The Republican Study Committee’s ACA Replacement Proposal Health Affairs. Tax deductions are even more crapified than tax credits.
Trump is about to have a lesson in Civics 101. Daily Kos. Maybe. On the other hand, people who have underestimated Trump have been consistently wrong. And it’s not clear the Democrat nomenklatura can, at this point, give lessons to anyone.
Internet Archive’s Trump Archive launches today Internet Archive. Lots of video.
Beyond Anti-Trump Paul Street, Counterpunch. The nice thing about #Resistance, conceptually, is that the most favorable outcome is a return to the status quo ante.
Democrats need to slow Uber’s roll Matt Stoller, Albany Times-Union
2016 Post Mortem
Yes Folks, Trade Really Did Cost Manufacturing Jobs CEPR. The comments are interesting.
Our Famously Free Press
Imperial Collapse Watch
Air Force secretary: B-52 crew did ‘magnificent job’ when engine dropped from plane over ND West Fargo Pioneer (CL).
ECONOMISTS IN AN ALIENATED SOCIETY Stumbling and Mumbling
Does Redistribution Increase Output? Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
The Death Of Expertise The Federalist (DK).
5 Economics Terms We All Should Use Bloomberg
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