No unborn baby is safe from toxic pollutants Treehugger
Snow leopard, ghost of the mountains The Hindu
Germany accuses Audi of cheating on emissions tests Deutsche Welle
Theresa May’s Self-Inflicted Election Foreign Policy (Richard Smith)
Theresa May is in denial about Britain’s declining power over Brexit in the age of Trump Independent. Astute Patrick Cockburn piece.
Black Lives Matter
Emanuel backs off from commitment to court oversight of Chicago police reform Chicago Tribune. Why am I not surprised? Wish I had more time to post about this.
EU-China trade tensions undermine climate unity Politico. So happy clappy speculation that joint China-EU efforts would ride to an immediate rescue and take up the slack left by the US departure from the Paris Accord was premature.
What’s on the menu for food after Brexit? New Statesman
Imperial Collapse Watch
Merkel Makes an Enemy The Weekly Standard
France ‘corrects’ White House video on Paris accord Al Jazeera. amazing. Don’t recall seeing anything like this before.
STANDING ROCK DOCUMENTS EXPOSE INNER WORKINGS OF “SURVEILLANCE-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX” The Intercept. Note that the activities discussed here occurred before Trump was inaugurated.
Our Famously Free Press
The truth about US involvement in Syria is far more complicated than Donald Trump wants you to think Independent. I try not to miss Robert Fisk– always worth a read.
Kill Me Now
Obama: a Hollow Man Filled With Ruling Class Ideas Counterpunch. Oh, how I wished, I’d published more about the Obamamometer prior to the 2008 election (mentioned herein, but alas, misspelled). Would probably have made scant difference; one, however, wonders….
Imperial Decline Watch
Donald Trump’s Triumph of Stupidity Der Spiegel
New Cold War
Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Washington Post and the CIA WND.com (Phil U)
Megyn Kelly’s Putin Interview: Russian President Says CIA Could Have Hacked US Presidential Election International Business Times
France Debunks “Russian Hacking” Claims – Clinton Again Loses It Moon of Alabama
A Health Care Bargain Jacobin
The Doctor Is In. Co-Pay? $40,000. NYT. Don’t miss.
How a single-payer health plan would look in California San Francisco Chronicle
Obama Unwittingly Handed Trump a Weapon to Cripple the Health Law NYT. Thanks, Obama!
Trump plans week-long focus on infrastructure, starting with privatizing air traffic control WaPo. Privatizing US air traffic control system? Help me. Yet another reason to avoid flying in US airspace.
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