How to Settle down with Dystopia The Baffler
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
World leaders from May to Trump to Erdogan are all promising to unite their countries while doing the exact opposite Independent Patrick Cockburn’s latest.
Dismissed: Low-income renters in Baltimore become migrants in their own city Baltimore Sun (furzy)
Apple-Picking Robot Prepares to Compete for Farm Jobs MIT Technology Review
Imperial Collapse Watch
War and Empire: the American Way of Life Counterpunch (Sid S)
Our Famously Free Press
Hell hath no fury like The New York Times scorned by Hollywood Columbia Journalism Review
JEREMY CORBYN’S 10 PLEDGES TO TRANSFORM BRITAIN Labourorg.uk (Sid S)
That Astonishing Tory Ferguslie Park Super Triumph 149 Craig Murray (Chris G)
Trump wants a new Afghan surge. That’s a terrible idea Politico. Do any of these people read any history?
Questions for US military after doubt cast on efficiency of Afghan bombing Guardian. resilc: “mother of all dudzzzz.”
2016 Post Mortem
The Democratic Party Is a Ghost Jacobin
Hillary Clinton’s Absolution NYT. Frank Bruni should go back to doing restaurant reviews– something he had a talent for– rather than bland political stenography.
‘Yes, It’s a Crime’: Dem Senator Calls For ‘Special Prosecutor’ to Investigate Huma Abedin Mediaite (furzy). Nice to see Blumenthal go after Team Blue sins.
Le Pen Is Just A Gargantuan Polling Error Behind Macron FiveThirtyEight
CAN OBAMA’S HOPE SWAY THE FRENCH ELECTION? New Yorker
Did Macron Outsmart Campaign Hackers? Daily Beast (furzy)
What Is to Be Done in Venezuela? The Nation (Sid S)
Donald Trump hasn’t quite thought through his first foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican Your weekly Robert Fisk fix.
A Civilian-Controlled Military, If You Can Keep It American Conservative
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