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EU Crackdown Threatens to Return Google to `Ten Blue Link’ Era Bloomberg. I remember that era; I could actually find stuff I didn’t already know existed.
Federal Bill Attempts to Silence Investors Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
White House Says It Will Fake “Chemical Weapon Attack” In Syria Moon of Alabama
More Reasons Have Emerged To Doubt The Official Narrative About Syria Caitlin Johnstone, Medium (grizziz). The Hersh story.
Tillerson and Mattis Cleaning Up Kushner’s Middle East Mess The American Conservative
Pinning Hopes on Hammond Handelsblatt
The Centre Can Hold Perry Anderson, New Left Review (Sputnik Sweetheart). 9,169 words (I did count) on the French election, but interesting as always.
Elderly flight passenger throws coins into engine for ‘luck’, delays take-off for hours South China Morning Post
Our Famously Free Press
The Washington Post’s New Social Media Policy Forbids Disparaging Advertisers WaPo. Pinboard: “So the WaPo policy boils down to ‘don’t say anything in public critical of any company whose ad might win a real-time auction on our site'”
CNN Journalists Resign: Latest Example of Media Recklessness on the Russia Threat Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
New Cold War
Is Russiagate Really Hillarygate? Forbes (Stephen Tynan). Well worth a read. It does seem like the wheels are coming off this wagon, which is sad, because so many people invested very heavily in it.
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The Bill Lives Salon
Republicans eye billions in side deals to win Obamacare repeal votes Politico. And that’s before we get to the tax bill!
The Meaning of Republican “Cuts” to Medicaid Dean Baker, CEPR
Actuarial Value And The Importance Of Bipartisanship In Health Care Reform Health Affairs. A good discussion of actuarial value marred by a ludicrous appeal to bipartisanship.
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California Scheming: Democrats Betray Single-Payer Again Counterpunch (joe6pac).
Democrats in Disarray
Tom Perez Stumbles on Pledge to Eliminate Unpaid Internships at the DNC PayDay Report. Perhaps Perez should consider this alternative?
Can This Donkey Be Saved? Slate (tongorad). “Seven smart, terrified liberals ask each other how to fix [the Democrat Party].” Best quote: “Whatever candidate is going to be running in 2020 for Democrats, they have to have big ideas for little people.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
Immigrants Boost Wages for Everyone Richard Florida, CityLab
A New Farm Worker Union Is Born In the Pacific Northwest New America Media
Petrified Forest Lapham’s Quarterly (Re Silc). “Fear itself these days is America’s top-selling consumer product.”
Tattoos and IP Norms LawArXiv
Newfoundland’s Hydroelectric Megaproject Is a Disaster 500 Years in the Making Vice. If nothing else, this is a splendid rant.
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