The whole universe fits in one image with a special trick of math Business Insider (David L)
Major correction to satellite data shows 140% faster warming since 1998 Carbon Brief (guurst)
Science Says: Hot dogs minus added nitrites may be no better Associated Press (David L). This looks like advertising fraud.
China lashes out at US as Trump-Xi honeymoon ends Financial Times
Brussels sets stage for more battles with Silicon Valley Financial Times
Greek poetry in the shadow of austerity New Yorker (Catherine)
Fighting Fascism in France, 1936 v. 2017 Corey Robin (martha r)
New Cold War
THREAT PERCEPTIONS Irrussianality (Chuck L). Important.
The Qatar Crisis and the Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy Dysfunction American Conservative (Darius)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Five Country Ministerial 2017: Joint Communiqué Government of Canada Bill B: “Five eyes openly advocate crypto back doors.”
Trump administration sides with big business over working people by acting to weaken the overtime rule Economic Policy Institute
Trump’s Deflections and Denials on Russia Frustrate Even His Allies New York Times. Li points out the retraction at the end. This is a big deal, as Lambert flagged yesterday in Water Cooler via a tweet about this story: NYT Finally Retracts Russia-gate Canard Consortium News.
Trump’s tariffs would do little for US workers Gillian Tett, Financial Times. Comment from a professor: “Asking the BIS about tariffs is like asking Big Pharma about whether painkillers are good things.”
Donald Trump is planning a trade war, and the first casualty will be American jobs Quartz. Notice that the story relies on a 14 year old study paid for by companies that buy steel. No current analysis whatsoever as to how important a component steel is in wholesale product cost. Recall that many products that used to have a lot of metal in them, like printers, don’t any more, or use less The US also now has corporations with record profit shares. So for many, they have plenty of room to absorb higher costs. Not saying that there might not be an adverse impact on workers, but this is shoddy.
One deep reason why the USA does not have a sane way to pay for health care for all Mandos, Ian Welsh. Important.
Insurers’ Policy Warnings Raise Stakes in Health Fight Wall Street Journal
What Happens When My Health Insurance Isn’t Renewing? – HealthMarkets. Furzy: “From my sister Michaele…..her radiology clinic is being squeezed out of biz….the insurance co’s want the clinic to buy all new equipment…or will not pay insurance claims…..but their equip is working fine!” Moi: Not sure about this service. Readers?
“… To Repeal A War Authorization” Buzzfeed Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
The Budget Reform Idea That Won’t Die Atlantic (resilc)
New York’s infrastructure is crumbling, and its politicians are blaming each other Salon. Resilc: “We’ll attempt to rebuild Mosul before we do anything in USA USA.”
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) June 30, 2017
America’s Pension Bomb: Illinois Is Just the Start Bloomberg. Resilc: “We need lower taxes for more billionaires.” JJ Jelincic: “Illinois state municipale plan is funded in the high 80’s low 90’s. The difference is that the trustees and not the state legislature sets the contribution rates.”
The Rise of the Thought Leader: How the superrich have funded a new class of intellectual. New Republic. Lambert also flagged this yesterday. Be sure not to miss it.
Why hundreds of New York Times employees staged a walkout Washington Post
Antidote du jour. Eddie:
This is from last summer. This old doe has always raised her fawns in my back yard. She developed a bad limp. Sadly, I found her boned out body near the highway, someone shot her last fall. But her fawns still stay around. The button buck named Dancer runs with the other bucks but his twin sister, Cupid can easily be found.
And some bonuses:
Carey: “… he or she has been back every day now for several days, perching on this lamp-post outside my window.”
I could be watching this video for hours pic.twitter.com/TyBnywPTtS
— Roberto A. González (@robertoglezcano) June 30, 2017