An Angry Rhino Bites An Elephant and Gets Outta Dodge Wired (resilc)
Great Barrier Reef at ‘terminal stage’: scientists despair at latest coral bleaching data Guardian. Important and depressing.
Chimpanzees hunting for honey are cleverer than we thought The Conversation
Ecuadorians Reject Neoliberalism in Presidential Race New Economic Perspectives (martha r)
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Donald Trump’s Self-Serving War Against Surveillance New Republic. Some worthwhile nuggets despite the obvious bias..
Director Corday’s appearance before House Committee: strong on theater, weak on substance Consumer Finance Monitor
Second-Order Consequences of Self-Driving Vehicles Michael Shedlock
Fox Will Investigate O’Reilly Harassment Claims, Attorney Says Hollywood Reporter. Pass the popcorn.
The Man in Charge of Fixing Fannie and Freddie Knows Them All Too Well NYT. Gretchen Morgenson.
War on Cash
Cash Is Dead. Long Live Cash. WSJ. Worth reading despite some factual errors.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Prepare for Impact – This is the Beginning of the End for U.S. Empire Liberty Blitzkrieg (Chuck L)
Pro-Erdogan Sites Take Aim at Critics in Germany Der Spiegel
The US must work on its economic relationship with China FT The view from Lawrence Summers.
Where Evangelicals Came From NYRB Interesting long read by Garry Wills, reviewing Frances FitzGerald’s latest book.
Our Famously Free Press
Five Top Papers Run 18 Opinion Pieces Praising Syria Strikes—Zero Are Critical AlterNet. Important. I know the MSM is far from an honest broker, but even I was stunned to see how uniform the war cheerleading has been.
New Cold War
59 Ways to Kill a Russian Reset Foreign Policy
Why Is Trump Losing So Much? Vice. Will Richard Neustadt please pick up the white courtesy ‘phone? Seriously, a good summary of where we actually are— and without any attempt to explain that state of affairs away with any 11th dimensional chess nonsense.
Why Democrats have no regrets after McConnell’s ‘nuclear’ blast Politico. Well, one upside from nominating Judge Judy to the Court is it would break the Harvard/Yale lock on those seats.
Liberal leaders call for challenge to Gabbard over Syria skepticism CNN (hoisted from comments)
The Syria Catastrophe n + 1
Syria and North Korea Are Not Impressed Washington Monthly (resilc)
TRUMP’S CONFUSING STRIKE ON SYRIA New Yorker
Is US Policy to Prolong the Syrian War? Counterpunch (resilc)
Theresa May deliberately humiliated Boris Johnson this week – her disdain for him is reaching dangerous levels Independent. Filed here for the Syria insights.
If US Missiles Kill Children in StrikesAimed at the People Fighting Isis The Writing of John Laurits (martha r)
CAN TRUMP BOMB HIS WAY INTO WASHINGTON’S HEART? Vanity Fair
THE DEBATE OVER INDIAN NUCLEAR STRATEGY IS HEATING UP War on the Rocks
Opposition parties to meet EC over EVM issue The Hindu. Interesting– the Congress party calls for use of paper ballots in future in light of alleged tampering with voting machines in recent elections in several states.
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