Photo: Great gray owl finds balance TreeHugger (resilc)
The Computational Foundation of Life Quanta (Chuck L)
Math and the Best Life — an Interview With Francis Su Quanta (Chuck L)
FCC rescinds claim that AT&T and Verizon violated net neutrality ars technica (Dan K)
Back to the 40s! Why rationing is making a comeback Guardian (Joe H)
The cost of leaving the euro is rising every month for Italy Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph. Important.
>U.S. Hits Iran With Sanctions, Drawing Threat From Tehran Wall Street Journal
Crazy Ideas About The U.S. Attack In Yemen Moon of Alabama
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Returns From Syria with Renewed Calls: End Regime Change War in Syria Now Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. She’s not backing down.
Trump Turns Attention To Sweeping Dodd-Frank Revamp FinAlternatives. The Dodd Frank part of the order was basically a press release and has no real authority. The Department of Labor had already finalized the fiduciary duty rule but implementation was delayed until April. As Steve Lubben at Credit Slips correctly said, “At heart, it says nothing. The press will probably make it into a big deal.”
Washington reels from Trump’s tornado of executive orders Financial Times
More Evidence that a For-Cause Removal of CFPB Director Corday Would Be Pretextual Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
Japan readies package for Trump to help create 700,000 U.S. jobs Reuters (KF). We warned that if Trump created jobs, he would be forgiven for a lot of sins.
What Does Steve Bannon Think? BBC (KF)
Howard Stern Discusses His Friendship With Donald Trump, Why Trump Ran For Office Real Clear Politics. Better than I expected.
California Just Threatened To Stop Paying Taxes If Trump Cuts Federal Funding Over Sanctuary City Status Portside. From last week, and I haven’t seen any other reports like this. Readers?
DeVos YouTube (Doug S)
Former Norway PM held at Washington airport over 2014 visit to Iran Guardian (Joe H). Lordie.
Sanders reopens Dem primary wounds The Hill (altandmain)
57 Years Ago Today — How Four College Students Started a Revolution Smirking Chimp (Judy B)
House Colloquy on the Affordable Care Act C-SPAN (Kevin C)
When a mosque burns, a Texas town defies national divisions Minnesota Public Radio News (Chuck L)
Had Muslim gunmen killed six white Christians, half the world would have Canadian flags as profile pictures New York Daily News (Sid S). From earlier in the week, still germane.
The cult of the paranoid Medium post Washington Post (furzy). Pot calling the kettle black….
Attack on Fed casts doubt over global bank rules Financial Times
Higher Jobless Rate Suggests U.S. Economy Has Room to Run Wall Street Journal
Shocking Fact in Today’s Job Report: Employment Stalls Michael Shedlock (EM)
Billionaire Peter Thiel makes fortune after ‘sweetheart’ deal with Government New Zealand Herald (Richard Smith)
Antidote du jour (Robert H):
And a bonus, also from Robert H. Please note that only the dignity of the chicken suffered. Cats also get huffy when they recognize you have made them look silly.