Weaving the Web Communications of the ACM (MM)
Ethiopia turns off internet nationwide as students sit exams Guardian (Chuck L)
Police State Watch
Judge Smacks NYPD For Its ‘Gotcha’ Tactics In Forfeiture Public Records Lawsuit Techdirt (Chuck L). Nice to see the good guys win one once in a while.
Andrew Cuomo Appoints Trump Adviser To Penn Station Task Force After Big Campaign Donations International Business Times. David Sirota continues shining light into the dark nooks and crannies of state politics.
Judge rules that environmental group can challenge Sunoco over pipeline eminent domain StateImpact (martha r)
Motorcycle Gang Busted for Hacking and Stealing Over 150 Jeep Wranglers Bleeping Computer (Chuck L)
Pentagon successfully tests ICBM defense system for first time Reuters. EM: “Ah, ‘simulated attack’ — In related news, last night yours truly cheered a successful, first-ever +50 potion-of-warding defense test involving a simulated attack by an army of Orcs in my Mom’s basement. Should I send my résumé to the Pentagon, do you think?”
No reason to derail polls Bangkok Post Bangkok Post (MH)
Our Famously Free Press
New York Times public editor Liz Spayd on decision to eliminate her position Columbia Journalism Review
Imperial Collapse Watch
In Praise of a Transatlantic Divorce Foreign Policy. Interesting take by Stephen Walt.
Inside Tehran’s monument to US ‘arrogance’ Al Jazeera (Phil U)
Fed official says U.S. immigration crackdown could hit economy Reuters (e mayer).
The Problem with the Justice Department The Marshall Project
Intellectual Property Is Real Money Jacobin. Dean Baker argues that dismantling onerous US IP system would reduce income inequality.
Flint, Beyond the Crisis The Baffler
The establishment attacks Jeremy Corbyn in full force – imagine what would happen if he was truly radical the unbalanced evolution of homo sapiens
As Isis massacres families enjoying ice cream in Baghdad, this Ramadan could be even bloodier than previous years Independent. Patrick Cockburn’s latest.
2016 Post Mortem
Hillary Clinton is politically ‘dead’ but she doesn’t know it CNBC (EH). Poor, poor Hillary. Not her fault you see. Pshaw! She had one job….
Hillary launches astonishing conspiracy claim that Trump won the election because he ‘colluded’ with 1,000 Russian agents who filled Facebook with ‘lies’ and Twitter with ‘bots’ Daily Mail (Li). Now that’s what I call a headline.
Kill Me Now
Total contributions to members of the 115th Congress Opensecrets.org (Dr. Kevin)
Inside the struggle to sway Trump on Paris Politico. Trump tweeted that decision will be announced at 3 EDT.
Trump’s Paris Exit Matters, but Not as Much as America’s Policies at Home MIT Technology Review
How the White House Lost Its Brains Foreign Policy
Trump Dumps Pretense Of Altruism From U.S. Foreign Policy Moon of Alabama
Putin, Trump and ‘my guy’ Macron Asia Times
New Cold War
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