Lambert here: Yves apologizes for the lack of original posts. Her cat had to go to the dentist to have some teeth pulled and came back with a mouth full of sutures and one of those plastic cones over his head, so he’s hiding (or panicking, because of the cone). On top of all that he has kidney issues and needs to drink and he doesn’t seem able to do that with said cone, causing stress to both cat and his human. So her focus is naturally on him.
Balance of Power: The Yellen Wild Card Bloomberg
Consultants are taking taxpayers to the cleaners Macrobusiness
UK Election Aftermath
Cities for the rich Le Monde Diplomatique. On Grenfell Towers.
China’s Struggle With Demographic Change The Diplomat
New Cold War
Wasserman Schultz disputes homeland security claims about DNC hacking Orlando Sentinel. Wait, what? Is Obama’s Jeh Johnson the Savior of the Republic, or is Clinton’s Wasserman Schultz? Could be neither, of course.
Democrats in Disarray
Ghost Candidates Are Not Acceptable Current Affairs (DK, DCBlogger). Must-read. Extraordinary. Even I wasn’t cynical enough!
Democrats raised just $4.3M in May The Hill
Special Elections: I Don’t Believe In Moral Victories Tim Ryan, Medium. “We are heading into July, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but our party still doesn’t have a clear economic message. Are you kidding me?” No. The message is quite clear: Rule #2 of Neoliberalism. Of course, that’s true for the Republicans, too. It’s bipartisan!
Liberals are playing just as dirty as conservatives did in the ’90s — and it sounds great Mic. Despite the headline, this is about podcasting.
Senate reveals its plan to replace Obamacare Los Angeles Times
The Senate GOP’s backdoor Obamacare rollback Politico. Very important.
What Is Mitch McConnell Thinking on Health Care? and McConnell’s Calculation May Be That He Still Wins by Losing NYT. Not one but two articles trying to read McConnell’s mind!
Sandoval, other governors say ACA repeal bill ‘calls into question’ health care coverage for vulnerable Americans Nevada Independent. Sandoval is a Republican.
Dems slam new Senate health care bill as ‘meaner’ CNN. “Meaner.” That’s gonna put fire in the belly. “Meaner.” What are we, six-year-olds? What’s wrong with these people?
Statement from Barack Obama Facebook
Why The Koch Brothers Have So Much Influence On Trump: It Starts With Pence International Business Times
The Lack of Demand for Equality Stumbling and Mumbling
Equitable Growth in Conversation: David Weil Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Interesting.
Thomas Edsall Tells Us If We Define Globalization as a Process Designed to Redistribute Upward, the Working Class Won’t Like Globalization CEPR. “The ‘globalizers’ strongly support protectionist measures that benefit people like them.”
Up a wombat’s freckle TLS (J-LS).
Antidote du jour (Soren Nielsen):
Siberian tiger emerges from a pool full of chlorella.