Farewell Walt Mossberg, the scourge of Silicon Valley Guardian (jess)
How our environment can induce allergies even before we’re born The Conversation
THE WATSON FILES Foreign Policy. The deck: “What if there were a blueprint for climate adaptation that could end a civil war? An English scientist spent his life developing one — then he vanished without a trace.”
Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for At Least Ten Students for Obscene Memes Harvard Crimson (Dan K)
Malta’s Muscat wins snap election Politico
Banksy offers Bristol electorate free print if they vote against Tories Guardian (Phil U)
Democratize This Jacobin
A Fresh Look at the Afghan War Project Syndicate (David L). Not for nothing is Afghanistan called the graveyard of empires.
Who’s Killing the MTA? Jacobin
The Cause of the Opiate Epidemic Ian Welsh (Phil U)
Why a $15 minimum wage is good for business Macleans. Discusses proposal the Ontario government has put forward to increase the minimum wage.
The Workforce Participation Mystery of U.S. Labor furzy: ”no mystery if there are no good jobs!!”
bob: “This was a very good video. Yes, long, but again, remember the scale. It’s has to be longer.
He does a great job of showing the processes involved. …”
2016 Post Mortem
Two parts of an American Prospect series, The White Working Class (Phil U). Place Matters Phil U: this one is good too… just short of calling for a JG. Winning (Some) Middle-of-the-Road Working-Class Whites Phil U: “Best one yet by far… long though.”
Dems want Hillary Clinton to leave spotlight The Hill. Long-overdue statement of the obvious.
Democrats dropped the ball in Iowa House district 22 special election Bleeding Heartland (dan k)
Police State Watch
Hiding the Ugly Business of Torture Consortium News (Sid S)
New Cold War
Putin Interview: Did Russia Interfere in the Election, Collect Info on Trump? NBC News. Money Putin quote: “Right now, I think we have representatives from a hundred American companies that have come to Russia,” Putin said. “Do you think we’re gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something? Have you all lost your senses over there?”
Donald Trump berates London mayor over response to terror attacks Guardian. Phil U: “God that’s low.”
Koch Brothers Behind Trump’s Climate Exit, Sachs Says Bloomberg (furzy)
Antidote du jour (Mario Fiorucci via Richard Smith, from First Annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards):