Pair of bears join runner for a morning run near Lake Auburn Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal
Forget an IPO, Coin Offerings Are New Road to Startup Riches WSJ (AF). AF: “This seems crazy, such pure gambling and for what?” I think I can answer that… Yves: “I also can’t believe this is legal. It has to run afoul of blue sky laws.”
The performance of July 5th: That’s how our day went 1000 Gestalten (ML). Zombies at G20 (photos).
Donald Trump’s alarming G20 performance Larry Summers, FT
Mosul Is Liberated! My Congrats To Iraq Moon of Alabama
Theresa May plays G20 Trump card in attempt to quell Tory rebellion Telegraph. Certainly she’d be negotiating from a position of strength [snicker].
Brexit: France to cut income tax and open international schools to entice London’s bankers to Paris The Local. What could go wrong?
Reasons for Corbyn LRB. “The coincidence of the Corbyn surge with the horror of Grenfell Tower has created the conditions – and the demand – for a kind of truth and reconciliation commission on forty years of neoliberalism.” I’d love to see that here.
From misery to Momentum: the strange rebirth of the Labour Party The New Statesman
Federal government officially apologizes to Omar Khadr Globe and Mail. Trudeau following in Obama’s footsteps. Oh, wait…
North Korea: Jake Sullivan on America’s policy dilemma Lowy Institute
Full text of Moon’s speech at the Korber Foundation The Korea Herald
Trump as JFK? How haters and the media are underestimating the US president on North Korea Niall Ferguson, South China Morning Post. Ugh, Niall Ferguson.
China India standoff raises memories of 1962 war Asia Sentinel. If Xi needs a conflict for domestic reasons, this is a better choice than others I can imagine.
How a city’s borrowing practice highlights China’s daunting financial risks South China Morning Post
China: Laws Amended to Allow Prosecutors to Bring Public Interest Lawsuits Global Legal Monitor
New Cold War
1 big thing: Trump’s other Russian dilemma Axios. (Search on the page for this headine.)
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Trump’s Son Met With Russian Lawyer After Being Promised Damaging Information on Clinton NYT. Sourcing: “three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it.” As Nina Illingworth writes: “The two core accusations behind Russiagate are: A) Trump is an intel asset; B) Russia rigged the election. You don’t get to change it to “Trump knows some guys who know Russians” and “Russia wrote stories on RT” and declare f*cking victory. NO.”
Donald Trump Jr.’s stunning admission to the New York Times WaPo. It’s getting so I skip any story with a headline that includes gaslighting words like “stunning,” “terrifying,” or — let me just go check Alternet, here — “dangerous,” “nightmarish,” “horrendous”….
The Collusion Walls Start to Close In on the Trump Family Washington Monthly. See Nina Illingworth, supra.
The Latest Russia Non-Bombshell National Review
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Comey’s private memos on Trump conversations contained classified material The Hill. Sourcing: “according to interviews with officials familiar with the documents.”
Democrats in Disarray
Obama returns to political fray for a Democratic Party cause WaPo. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC). Maybe Hillary and Barack can hit the trail together…
There Is No Major “Good” Government Leader Ian Welsh (MR).
House panel votes to split Air Force, create new US Space Corps Federal News Radio
Profiting Off Pain: Trump Confidant Cashed In on the Housing Crisis Truthdig (JT McPhee). JT McPhee: “Nothing like honest context — not a mention of the other Barack’s role in making this Barrack’s predation possible. And profitable.”
Our Famously Free Press
Google is funding a new software project that will automate writing local news Recode. That really is evil.
The National Enquirer’s Fervor for Trump The New Yorker
Minimum Wage Wars: The Media Celebrate Job Loss Dean Baker, CEPR
Boiler blast kills again! Daily Star (Bangladesh).
Most sportsmen cheat – they’d be mad not to The Spectator
Praying Mantises Can Kill Birds and Eat Their Brains All Around the World Newsweek (RS). RS: Best anti-antidote EVAH! (Original.)
Antidote du jour (via):
Bonus video. This is sad, but the sweetness may counter the anti-antidote:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.