LA Times editor gets all serious: ‘How could truth become so devalued?’ LAObserved (Kim K). From last month, still germane.
Remote security exploit in all 2008+ Intel platforms SemiAccurate (Shane). Important.
Apple Continues Its Comeback Campaign, but iPhone Worries Persist Wall Street Journal
China’s credit impulse tanks MacroBusiness
Trolling of Women Journalists Threatens Free Press The Wire (J-LS)
“The Donald“ kills European right-wing Populism Defend Democracy
Brexit: Theresa May says she’ll be ‘bloody difficult’ to Juncker BBC. Help me. She and Juncker aren’t negotiating. It’s Barnier and Davies.
Grisly Panto LRB Blog (Chuck L) “May’s moral compass seems to have turned into a common-sense bypass.”
Greece Agrees to Tighten Belt Again in Return for Further Bailout Funds New York Times (Sid S). We linked to a Reuters report on this yesterday.
When Yes Means No London Review of Books (Chuck L)
Trump, Putin Look to Mend Fences Starting With Syria Cooperation Bloomberg. Lead story as of this hour. Could someone on Trump’s team be capable of 11th dimensional chess or is this just another random veer?
Yemeni Al-Qaeda Leader: We’re Fighting Alongside US-Backed Forces Antiwar (resilc)
Why did Trump bomb Cheyrat? Thierry Meyssan VoltaireNet (Chuck L)
Egypt and the End of the Secular Middle East American Conservative (resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Predators and Reapers Need Support, Too Defense Industry Daily. JTM: “Does that include hugs for the onboard targeting brains, and the poor Hellfires that die with each action?”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Despite Everything, I Am Happy Hillary Lost Counterpunch. We said before the election that the track record of celebrities in executive positions was poor, citing Arnold Schwarznegger and Jesse Ventura (Ronald Reagan was an exception by virtue of having been involved in politics before his run, by virtue of hosting a politically-oriened radio show for years and having been head of a union).
Jared Kushner’s Undisclosed Partners Include Goldman and Soros Wall Street Journal
Hillary Clinton joins the ‘Trump resistance’ BBC. Help me.
Outlook for Obamacare repeal turns bleak Politico. Quelle surprise!
GOP’s Health-Bill Woes Signal Ascent of Centrist Wing Wall Street Journal
Clinton: ‘I was on the way to winning’ until Comey, Russia intervened Politico. No one likes a sore loser. But Hillary’s whole problem as a candidate was that she never understood that she had to be likeable, as in either be likeable as a person or per Sanders, back policy positions that would appeal to voters. The “coronation” metaphor was no accident. She believes she should rule as a matter of right.
7 Jaw-Dropping Revelations From Hearings on the Motion to Dismiss the DNC Fraud Lawsuit Counterpropa (AnnieB)
With U.S. Senate Vote Looming, Docs Detail Wall St Lobbying To Block States’ Low-Cost IRA Plans David Sirota, International Business Times
Jay Clayton Confirmed as SEC Chairman Wall Street Journal
A $50,000 Chrysler Minivan Explains Slowing U.S. Auto Sales Bloomberg. Despite hardly every driving, I can parallel park a rental car in a single shot, close to the curb, in tight spaces. I hate the idea of cars that parallel park themselves taking away my one claim to special driving competence.
Big Summer Shutdowns Loom for U.S. Auto Plants as Sales Sputter Bloomberg (resilc)
Oaktree founder warns of risky private equity financing Financial Times. The pink paper takes notice…nearly four years after we did.
CalPERS’ credibility takes another hit as a board controversy blows up in its face Mike Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times. Hiltzik very kindly gives us a shout out. Normally I’d post on this but there may be another shoe dropping soon.
Coal Jobs Prove Lucrative, but Not for Those in the Mines New York Times
Facebook’s Female Engineers Claim Gender Bias Wall Street Journal
Antidote du jour. From jsn: “Bronx Zoo adolescent”:
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