Where have all the insects gone? Science
Flying to Europe? You Might Want to Encrypt Your Laptop First Consumer Reports (!).
Clash of icons Reuters. Canadian pension funds.
To mitigate major Edge printing bug, use a Xerox copier, baffled user advises Ars Technica. Check the images; this is extraordinary.
Poll shows people LOVE Labour’s manifesto policies – but don’t rate Jeremy Corbyn as a Prime Minister The Mirror. Propaganda works.
Labour fights civil war over manifesto The Times
Dover and Out NYRB
The Return of Tony Blair The New Yorker
Macron’s grand unveiling of new candidates goes awry The Local (France)
A Not-so-Ideal Partner in Paris Handelsblatt Global. Pre-election, still useful.
Macron’s False Documents emptywheel. Impressively devious, if true.
Beijing, US reach trade deal to boost American imports to China in wake of Xi-Trump summit South China Morning Post
‘Single Payer! Single Payer!’: Key Trumpcare Backer Drowned Out During Town Hall Common Dreams (MR). Lots of detail.
The Democrats’ Davos ideology won’t win back the midwest Thomas Frank, Guardian
No Left Turns The Baffler
One Bernie With One Stone Corey Robin
North Carolina’s strange election Scalawag
New Cold War
What we know about U.S. probes of Russian meddling in 2016 election Reuters. “Meddling.”
A Brief Thought: the Neoliberal Establishment’s Russian Shell Game Nina Illingworth
Two Dead Canaries in the Coal Mine Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic (Re Silc).
Vice President Mike Pence Met Privately With Top Russian Cleric Time (DK). Backstage at a religious conference sponsored by Franklin Graham.
Stop promoting liberal conspiracy theories on Twitter The New Republic
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Trump Fires FBI Boss James Comey – About Time … Moon of Alabama
Parsing The Comey Firing Michael Tracey, Medium
The tragedy of James Comey The Week
Rod Rosenstein, the Mystery Man Behind Comey Firing Foreign Policy. From the heart of the blob…
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Career attorney who oversaw Russia probe at Justice steps aside — willingly WaPo. Reads like a beat sweetener, but with an official who’s leaving. Odd.
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Iowa’s Tom Miller 1 of 20 attorneys general calling for independent probe into Russia Des Moines Register. All Democrats.
A Hillbilly’s Response to JD Vance Counterpunch. About time.
The Economics of Trust IMF Blog
The City and the War Machine: Crosshairs on People and Public Lands Counterpunch. Local (genuine) resistance to the F-35.
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