— AFP news agency (@AFP) February 21, 2017
‘Meditating mice’ reveal secrets of mindfulness training New Scientist (Emma)
After 32,000 Years, an Ice Age Flower Blooms Again Discover (Joe M)
After two decades, the Kennewick Man is reburied Los Angeles Times (martha r)
Researchers Use Big-Brother Tech to Spy on Bumblebees ScienceBlog (Dr. Kevin)
Giant ‘Rivers in the Sky’ Are Causing Widespread Chaos in California ScienceAlert (martha r)
Will Superweeds Choke GMO to a Timely Death in USA? New Eastern Outlook. Chuck L: “Darwin wins again.”
Hardliner’s resurgence stirs up Australia’s immigration debate Financial Times
Socialist leading presidential election in Ecuador Associated Press (martha r)
The “Blind Sheik” And The CIA – Media Again Bury U.S. Support For Radical Islamism Moon of Alabama (Chuck L)
In Pakistan, tolerant Islamic voices are being silenced Guardian (Emma)
Saudi Arabia, the United States, and the Special Terror Relationship NewsBud. Chuck L: “An 18 minute video>”
How to create an Islamic government – not an Islamic state Middle East Eye
Trump v. the Media: a Fight to the Death Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch (martha r)
The CIA vs. the presidency: this is not the first time Feb 20 Jon Rappaport (Savvy S)
Trump Names Army Strategist McMaster as National Security Adviser Wall Street Journal
Iconoclast McMaster Tapped as U.S. National Security Adviser Bloomberg. The Blob approves. He doesn’t like war but does like buying lots of military toys.
All the way with the USA MacroBusiness
At the Trump Trauma Center, Nobody Comes for Treatment Wall Street Journal (Li). From a couple of weeks ago, still relevant.
The Affordable Care Act: The View From a Hospital CEO Wall Street Journal (martha r)
Ditching the Deep State Jacobin (martha r). A must read. Consistent with Lambert’s antipathy for the term and gives good reasons why it misleads.
Berniecrats, sincerely asking in the spirit of unity: What do we need to do for you to feel welcome & to fully support DNC going forward?
— Sally Albright (@SallyAlbright) February 18, 2017
Use this link if you have trouble with the embed. Give her a piece of your mind! And please go a few rounds with her. She is aggressively pro-unity and impervious to reason, but the flip side is she appears not to recognize when she is losing an argument. So the game is to play to the gallery. If you read her tweets, she is openly contemptuous of Sanders voters, and deserves an earful.
Senator Bernie Sanders is Kansas bound KSNT (martha r)
Red-State Dems Thread the Needle in Working With Trump RealClearPolitics. UserFriendly: “I can’t say I dissagree.”
Can the Left Win? A Q&A With Zephyr Teachout. New Republic (UserFriendly)
GOP loses top Senate contenders The Hill
Two Cheers For a Carbon Tax, But It Won’t Fix Everything RealClearMarkets (UserFriendly)
Baltimore public schools face $129 million budget deficit, plan mass layoffs World Socialist Web Site
BS Detection 101 becomes actual University subject The Register (Dr. Kevin). Members of the commentariat in the area should offer to be guest lecturers.
Toys “R” Us Lays Off 10%-15% of Corporate Employees Wall Street Journal
Big pharma bets billions on ‘silent’ liver disease Financial Times
Colleges Lost Billions to Hedge Funds in 2016 The Chronicle (Emma)
Central bank independence is losing its lustre Wolfgang Munchau, Financial Times
A Very Bad, No Good, Terrible Idea Jacobin (martha r)
Uber Taps Eric Holder to Investigate Discrimination Claims Bloomberg. And that’s supposed to inspire confidence? Help me. And as we’ve pointed out before, when companies are serious about investigations, they have outside consultants run them and not a law firm. The reason Promontory Group was regularly the go-to on rogue trader cases was that told Wall Street the financial firm really wanted to get to the bottom of it because the investigation would not be subject to attorney-client privilege.
Uber is not the only tech company that mishandles sexual harassment claims TechCrunch (martha r)
UNPACKING THE RACIALLY-CHARGED TERM “SUPERPREDATORS” JSTOR (Micael)
The Rise and Fall of the Socialist Party of America Jacobin (martha r)
Antidote du jour. Subgenius: “Kittens of a friend”: