The good daughter New Statesman
Why kale is everywhere: How food trends are born Chicago Tribune
Is My Password Secure? NIST Advises Against Periodically Changing Passwords International Business Times
Rouhani’s victory is good news for Iran, but bad news for Trump and his Sunni allies Independent. Important: Robert Fisk’s take on the Iran election.
US and Saudi Arabia sign arms deals worth almost $110bn Al Jazeera. And the deck: “US Secretary of State says the arms agreements will help Saudi Arabia deal with ‘malign Iranian influence’.”
THE LIGHTS ARE GOING OUT IN THE MIDDLE EAST New Yorker
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Sweden Withdraws Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange, but He Still Faces Serious Legal Jeopardy The Intercept. Glenn Greenwald’s take.
Getting Assange: the Untold Story Counterpunch
Davis warns Britain will quit talks if EU demands €100bn The Times. Doesn’t look like this is going to end well….
U.K. Threatens to Quit Brexit Talks If It Faces Massive Bill Bloomberg. Decent summary of above exclusive for non-Times subscribers.
How Brexit Casts Doubt Over the Future of Co-Productions Hollywood Reporter
In Tumult of Trump, Jon Corzine Seeks a Wall Street Comeback NYT. Hoo boy. I guess in the good ole USA, masters of the universe are also TBTF. Give that man his second chance!
Dubious Corporate Practices Get a Rubber Stamp From Big Investors NYT. Quelle surprise! Seriously, make time for Gretchen Morgenson’s latest.
A Murderous History of Korea London Review of Books. Important. Don’t miss this piece by Bruce Cumings.
Donald Trump’s extravagant trip to Saudi Arabia is a desperately-needed distraction from his crisis at home Independent. Latest from Patrick Cockburn.
Trump ally Roger Stone blasts president’s Saudi meeting The Hill. Stone tweeted: “Candidly this made me want to puke.” When you’ve lost Roger Stone….
Watergate? We’re Not There Yet NYT. Hmm– The Grey Lady’s editorial board declines to jump onto the impeachment bandwagon and instead gives Dems some sensible advice about where to target their efforts.
Don’t underestimate Trump WaPo. Remarkably sensible, once you ignore the partisan snark– and from Ron Klain, no less.
What Got Buried in the Crazy News Cycle: U.S. Attacks Syria Edition Atlantic US reminder for US readers that accounts of the Trump chaos only one of many important world news stories.
New Cold War
Has James Comey Committed Perjury? by Publius Tacitus Sic Semper Tyrannis
Special Counsel Robert Mueller Could Object To James Comey’s Public Testimony Before Intelligence Committee International Business Times
THE KUSHNER-COMEY CONNECTION EmptyWheel
Imperial Collapse Watch
Yale grad students’ hunger strike can’t turn the tide for labor The Conversation
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