Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware Motherboard (DK).
The Extreme Temperature Index: Identifying Which Records are Most Significant Weather Underground
Markets hit by biggest decline since before Trump’s election FT. “Uncertainty over healthcare overhaul fuels concerns about pro-business agenda.” Trump told the House loons they should wait a year, but they wouldn’t, and he needs their votes in case the Democrats decide to try for selecting President Pence, so here we are!
What German unification teaches the doomsayers of Brexit FT. “One of the lessons from German unification is that if the political will is there you can make anything happen.” How Nietzschean…
China calls for two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict International Business Times
What’s In The Manager’s Amendment To AHCA? Timothy Jost, Health Affairs. Must-read.
Let’s Not Let the Republicans Make the Obamacare Replacement Debate About the Congressional Budget Office—Fewer People Will Be Covered and Many Will See Big Cost Increases Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review. Be sure to read to the end.
What’s at Stake in a Health Bill That Slashes the Safety Net NYT. Liberals believe in something called the “safety net,” especially when they don’t have to use it, which is most of the time. The left believes in universal public benefits, which (the dominant factions among) liberals actively oppose — Exhibit A, ObamaCare, and which you should remember whenever you hear a liberal say “strengthen Social Security” — and seek to undermine where they exist.
Buffalo Buyoff? Provision added to health bill targets New York lawmakers CNN. So now the bill is a Christmas tree. Shocking.
Trump sounds done with health care before he’s really started Politico. A means to an end…
Provider-sponsored insurance plans owed big risk-corridor payments Modern Health Care
Our Famously Free Press
Crisis at the Independent Journal Review after Rex Tillerson’s Asia trip: Report Salon (DK). Weird headline, since the “crisis” has nothing to do with Tillerson, but rather with a Judy Miller-style CT-esque kerfuffle. For grins, here is the Tillerson
hagiographypiece at IJR.
Q&A: How The Guardian is working to burst the media bubble Guardian. It’s telling that J.D. Vance is the darling of the Acela Corridor, while Chris Arnade is in the Guardian.
New Cold War
Cyber Firm at Center of Russian Hacking Charges Misread Data VOA. That would be DNC contractor CrowdStrike. Remember that the FBI never forensically examined DNC servers; they relied on CrowdStrike findings. Oopsie.
Fact Checking Wikileaks’ Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed (Part 1) Another Word for It (part 2).
Edward Snowden’s Hong Kong barrister authenticates hotel records debunking mystery gap claim Charlie Savage. Claim made by Edward J. Epstein.
Newly Obtained Documents Prove: Key Claim of Snowden’s Accusers Is a Fraud The Intercept. Greenwald’s version of the same story.
Donald Trump will resign ‘soon’, says top Democrat Dianne Feinstein The Independent (stormcrow).
How Indian IT companies are devising strategy to beat Donald Trump’s visa ban The Economic Times (J-LS).
Much of What We Think We Know Is Wrong Der Spiegel. No doubt, but covers the migration debate.
No Sympathy for the Hillbilly Frank Rich, New York Magazine. I’m going to take a blowtorch to Frank’s soufflé for Monday, so I’d be interested in your reactions to this piece.
Trump has no idea how to tend his garden Garrison Keillor, WaPo. “And now, years later, you realize that writing a column of 750 words is not so different from hoeing.”
The smug style in American liberalism: It’s not helping, folks — but there’s a better way Salon and Liberal shaming of Appalachia: Inside the media elite’s obsession with the “hillbilly problem” Salon. When you’ve lost Salon….
The Brain Takes a Guided Tour of London Scientific American (CL).
David Rockefeller & October Surprise Case Consortium News
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