Are some wolves being ‘redomesticated’ into dogs? Science (Chuck L)
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Even sex toys can be connected to the internet – and hacked The Conversation.
Do you know how to identify well-made clothes? Treehugger. A necessary step for fighting fast fashion….
America’s Retailers Are Closing Stores Faster Than Ever Bloomberg (martha r)
It was not Lotus-Lotus: How misreporting led to a controversy over EVMs in Madhya Pradesh Scroll.in. Much more interesting than the inscrutable headline suggests.
Our Famously Free Press
Cable News Loves War Politico
Trump’s Syria Attack and Our Abject Media American Conservative
The media loved Trump’s show of military might. Are we really doing this again? WaPo. When you lose the WaPo….
Making Sense of Syria Jacobin
The Spoils of War: Trump Lavished With Media and Bipartisan Praise For Bombing Syria The Intercept Glenn Greenwald’s latest.
Roaming Charges: Metaphysical Graffiti Counterpunch
The Great illusion By Walrus Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc). “something to watch closely.”
The upcoming Turkish referendum could end what little democracy is left in the country Independent. Patrick Cockburn’s latest. Important.
2016 Post Mortem
Hillary Clinton, Free to Speak Her Mind NYT. Nick Kristof lobs some softballs to HRC– perhaps the only 69-year old who still can’t decide what name she wants to go by.
It was Big Tobacco, not Trump, that wrote the post-truth rule book The Conversation
Don’t Forget Your Base Medium (Bill B). “Bannon meets Borat. Did these guys not see the inevitable abandonment coming? The swamp owns D.C.”
Diary LRB. This long read piece from the pen of Julian Barnes made me remember how much I used to enjoy his Letters from London way back when in The New Yorker.
Offshore Money, Bane of Democracy NYT (RS)
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