What Duck Sex Reveals about Human Nature Der Spiegel
Wells Fargo Is Accused of Making Improper Changes to Mortgages Gretchen Morgensen, NYT. They just reach right into your pocket and take out your money. Because they can. That is what they do. And will any executives go to jail? Kidding, right?
Fed raises rates, unveils balance sheet cuts in sign of confidence Reuters. A punchbowl the size of a thimble…
Uber: 14 Bosses, One Corporate ‘Game of Thrones?’ WSJ. “… the world’s most valuable startup….” For some definition of “valuable”….
The forger who fooled the art world Spectator. If this guy had moved to Silicon Valley, he could have made real money.
Planning documents for tower in fatal fire omitted safety barriers Reuters. Third World stuff in the neoliberal heartland is not incongruous at all.
What cost Theresa May her majority in UK election? FT. Comey, of course. Also Putin. Plus everybody believed she would win.
Sinn Féin Officially Thank DUP For Taking Over Role Of Most Distrusted Party Waterford Whispers (PlutoniumKen).
EPP attack Socialists on tax transparency New Europe (MT).
Qatar-Iran ties: Sharing the world’s largest gas field Al Jazeera. Ka-ching.
Kurds Seek to Expand Reach in Northern Syria Der Spiegel
The Middle East’s Crisis Factory Foreign Policy
The War In Afghanistan Is A Racket Moon of Alabama
Hodgkinson letters: ‘I have never said life sucks, only the policies of the Republicans’ Belleville News-Democrat
Illinois congressman at Virginia shooting: ‘It’s my breaking point’ Chicago Tribune. Unintentionally revealing!
How Congress Can Fight Political Violence The New Republic
The Seven Stages of Gun Violence Stonekettle Station (WobblyTelomeres).
Imperial Collapse Watch
The ‘Global Order’ Myth The American Conservative
New Cold War
Democrats: Your Russia obsession is blinding you from what really matters The Week. Quoting this:
Top Senate D aide emails to say not going nuclear on AHCA also allows them to hammer out bipartisan Russian sanctions deal. So there's that
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_Vox) June 13, 2017
And the Washington Generals pretend to wonder why they lose.
Dems rebuff skeptics: We will keep talking about Russia McClatchy. “‘Democrats aren’t driving this. Reality is driving it. And occasionally Trump’s Twitter is super-charging it,’ said Jesse Ferguson, a veteran Democratic strategist.” Ah. Reality.
Is Impeaching Trump A Good Idea? Ian Welsh. “Pence is a theocrat’s theocrat and will push a set of horrible policies, but he doesn’t have foot in mouth disease, he will fill up all administrative slots post-haste with a combination of Christian college graduates and the normal Republican apparatchniks, and he will have enough sense to do basic things properly, like have lawyers check over administrative orders properly.” In other words, with Pence we’d get the Third Bush Administration. And: “[I]n terms of harm reduction, a badly wounded, unpopular Trump is far less dangerous than Pence.”
Our Famously Free Press
Rachel Maddow: The Rolling Stone Interview Rolling Stone
Pursuing Health Equity Health Affairs. Read all the way to the end.
Health chief, 4 others get Flint manslaughter charges The Detroit News. “Includes The Interim Report of the Flint Water Crisis Investigation” as an embed. More like this, please.
Funding for clean water Development and Cooperation (MT).
Why do mothers earn less? American Economic Association
Is America Encouraging the Wrong Kind of Entrepreneurship? Harvard Business Review. More interesting than the headline.
The Abortion Battlefield Marcia Angell, NYRB
How to wipe out mosquitoes and eradicate malaria? A mutant fungus may hold the answer South China Morning Post
Antidote du jour (via):
Some days, you sit next to the bear. Other days, the bear sits next to you.