Photo: Great gray owl goes hunting TreeHugger (resilc)
Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems MedicalXpress (Chuck L)
The Pentagon Is Still Worried About Climate Change WarisBoring (resilc)
This is big: Facebook trials new feature that will change how you use social media Thai Visa (furzy). The “One Ring to Rule Them All” strategy.
Germany suggests EU ease rules to deport asylum seekers Reuters (furzy). Elections are coming!
France’s Macron meets PM May in London, vows to stand up for EU Reuters. See also our post….
Brexit casts doubt over rating agencies’ London future Financial Times
Ireland’s Brexit meltdown Politico
Greek Debt and that Sharp Bite in the Backside FT Alphaville
Why Would America Deploy Troops to Syria If ISIS Is Already in a Death Spiral? National Interest Blog (resilc). Yes, I know, National Interest…but they say sound things once in a while.
New Cold War
How Putin Might Yank Away Trump’s Control Over America’s Nuclear Weapons WarisBoring (resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Endless War Watch, Winter 2017 Lawfare (resilc). From last week, still germane
‘American Exceptionalism’ and Our Warped Foreign Policy ‘Idealists’ American Conservative (Darius)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Assange Strikes Back: WikiLeaks Won’t Bow to Ecuador New President’s Pressure Sputnik News (furzy)
Why Polls Differ On Trump’s Popularity FiveThirtyEight (resilc)
The Meaning of Trump American Conservative (resilc)
Report: Putin’s Psychological Profile of Trump Calls Him ‘Naïve’ New York Magazine
How Trump’s Agenda Clashes With What Americans Want Rolling Stone (Sid S)
Poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose sanctuary cities The Hill (UserFriendly)
Sanctimony Cities CRB (resilc). When Chris Caldwell is good, he is very good.
Goose-stepping Our Way to Pink Revolution Counterpunch (Left in Wisconsin)
New Yorkers Seek Ways to Cope With New World Order Wall Street Journal
The GOP’s Long-Term Structural Senate Advantage Inside Elections (UserFriendly)
Exclusive: Meet @ReaganBattalion, the anonymous squadron that destroyed Milo’s career MIC (furzy). Quite honestly, I don’t know why anyone was interested in Milo in the first place; we avoided all discussions of him like the plague. The only reason for posting this is as revealing the workings of internecine struggles on the right.
At DGA, Pearson Quietly Pulling Democrats Back to Prominence Inside Elections. UserFriendly: “Google ‘Elisabeth Pearson’ and the first headline that pops up is
‘HILLARY’S LIKELY CAMPAIGN MANAGER – ELISABETH PEARSON.’ Kill me.”
Jay Inslee for president? Governor’s profile is on the rise Seattle Times (resilc)
To solve its pension crisis, Maryland should change how its funds are invested Washington Post (TF)
Fannie and Freddie shares plunge after court blow Financial Times
This is Why World Trade is the Weakest Since 2009 Wolf Richter
Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds New Yorker (resilc)
Grumpy Economist Blog Tops Analysts’ Must-Read List Bloomberg. NC is featured prominently! And given that we don’t do as much hard core econ as we used to (markets so dominated by central banks and second-guessing them is well covered plus tiring). Put is another way, this suggests that analysts have recognized that “political economy” is where the action is.
Robots Will Soon Do Your Taxes. Bye-Bye, Accounting Jobs Wired (resilc). Sorry, I don’t see any way out of my needing a human bookkeeper.
Economic Insecurity American Conservative (resilc)
James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness Chris Hedges, Truthdig
Intelligence: a history aeon (Micael). Important. And that’s before you get to the narrow problems with IQ tests. I assume dyslectics score badly and yet many are brilliant.
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