The Arctic Ocean Is Becoming More Like the Atlantic Ocean Scientific American
Principles for Financial Regulatory Reform William C. Dudley, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Six Patterns Behind the US Productivity Slowdown The Conversable Economist
New Cold War
Third World War: the beginning? Defend Democracy Press
The Impending Clash Between the U.S. and Russia Counterpunch
Why Is Trump Embracing Establishment GOP Foreign Policy? The National Interest
Trump Fires Missiles on Syrian Airbase Ian Welsh
Seven Lessons From Trump’s Syria Strike David Frum, The Atlantic
Trump’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Moment Robert Parry, Consortium News
Demobilizing America Tom Dispatch
Afternoon round-up: Senate confirms Gorsuch SCOTUSblog
Courts are formidable obstacle to rolling back police agreements USA Today (DK).
Trump’s not the new Hitler… he’s the new Kaiser Bill Andrew J. Bacevich, The Spectator
Immigration Mechanisms Stumbling and Mumbling
Our Famously Free Press
Google rolls out new ‘Fact Check’ tool worldwide to combat fake news Christian Science Monitor (Furzy Mouse). “A network of 115 fact-checking organizations will provide the accuracy assessment for dubious articles, rather than Google providing the fact-checking service itself… Google hopes that the range of opinions from different sources will give users an idea of the on any dubious claims.” Of course, the “degree of consensus” that Saddam had WMDs was near 100%, so Google would have suppressed the skeptics who turned out to be right.
NYT Retreats on 2013 Syria-Sarin Claims Consortium News. Here too Google’s algo would have flagged stories outside the official consensus as fake news.
Five Top Papers Run 18 Opinion Pieces Praising Syria Strikes–Zero Are Critical FAIR (Furzy Mouse).
New Report on Car Insurance Redlining Credit Slips
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