Laid off: Swedish workers could be given paid ‘sex breaks’ to improve well-being International Business Times
Pope suggests ‘better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic’ Reuters (UserFriendly)
Mulberry leaf extract could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes The Conversation
Why Nothing Works Anymore Atlantic
Constant Phone Checkers Are Totally Strung Out MIT Technology Review
New Cold War
The Increasingly Unhinged Russia Rhetoric Comes From a Long-Standing U.S. Playbook Intercept. Glenn Greenwald’s latest.
Why We Must Oppose the Kremlin-Baiting Against Trump Stephen Cohen weighs in on the New McCarthyism.
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Truth to Power Jacobin. Discussing Noam Chomsky’s seminal antiwar essay “The Responsibility of Intellectuals”, published fifty years ago.
The Accidental Elitist The Baffler
Russia and China’s Enduring Alliance Foreign Affairs
The Bitter Battle for Mosul Counterpunch. Patrick Cockburn’s latest.
Syria – A Confused Trump Strategy Lets Erdogan U-Turn Again Moon of Alabama
Geert Wilders Follows the Trump Twitter Trail Der Spiegel
Le Pen Calls for “Europe of Nations”, Blasts EU as “the Problem” Michael Shedlock
10 plastic items you can give up right now Treehugger
How Politics Could Put the Reliability of Future Elections at Risk MIT Technology Review
2016 Post Mortem
Waymo sues Uber for allegedly stealing self-driving secrets San Francisco Chronicle (em)
Dear Old Blighty
PPE: the Oxford degree that runs Britain The Guardian
Mexico rejects ‘unilateral’ US migration moves Public Radio International (furzy)
Who are the 43 people that have Donald Trump’s ear? Verdict.co.uk
Restricting People’s Use of Their Courts Counterpunch. Ralph Nader weighs in.
The Horrifying Starvation of Yemen Continues The American Conservative
Police State Watch
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