Rip currents swept away a Florida family. Then beachgoers formed a human chain. WaPo. So there is hope for humanity!
Thailand’s exotic cats becoming hard to find Nikkei Asian Review :-(
Sources: Cohn is Trump’s top candidate to replace Yellen at Fed Politico. Why haven’t we put a Goldman alum on the Supreme Court? What are we waiting for?
Desjardins Suspends New Pipeline Investments The Energy Mix. North America’s biggest association of credit unions.
Uber Sees Financial Growth and Possible Waymo Settlement Bloomberg. During a “15-minute call with backers.” Certainly doesn’t leave a lot of time for questions, does it? One can only wonder why….
Theranos is considering renting out its headquarters Business Insider. Karma.
Amazon Prime Hits 85 Million Subscribers, “Prime Air” Cargo Planes Ready For Takeoff MishTalk (EM). EM comments: “Mish fails to mention that Amazon employed a raft of coercive pricing and item-availability tactics in an all-out effort to force users into Prime – a very large % of items which used to be available to all customers are now ‘Prime only’.”
China backs economic power with political muscle in Africa FT. And “peacekeepers,” oddly not in the headline.
Why Chinese youth are increasingly dropping out of society World Economic Forum (PU).
New Cold War
Read Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails About Russia Meeting Roll Call. I count five, so it doesn’t take long. Usual disclaimer: As Nina Illingworth writes: “The two core accusations behind Russiagate are: A) Trump is an intel asset; B) Russia rigged the election.”
Donald Trump Jr. is an idiot NY Post. Don Junior to Don Senior: “Hold my beer.”
The Everybody-Does-It Defense of Collusion The Atlantic
Which Campaign Truly Colluded With Russia? Moon of Alabama
Don Jr. and the email chain that devoured American democracy Will Bunch, Philadelphia Daily News
Forgetting the ‘Dirty Dossier’ on Trump Robert Parry, Consortium News
Trump’s Son Is Acting Just Like His Dad Bloomberg
Trump & The Smoking Yawn The American Conservative. “Who’s being naive, Kay?”
Imperial Collapse Watch
Betsy DeVos Invested In Military Tech Contractor Run By Son-In-Law, While Brother Shaped Afghan War Policy International Business Times. Admirably simple and direct!
Nuclear Weapons Site Alarms Shut Off, Scientists Inhale Uranium Scientific American
The Defense of the FBI Against Donald Trump Has to Start Now Foreign Policy
Critics Blocked from President’s Twitter Account File Suit Knight First Amendment Institute
Recess Postponed in Senate Roll Call. A very big deal.
Uneven Playing Field: Applying Different Rules to Competing Health Plans Kaiser Family Foundation. Analysis of the Cruz “Consumer Choice” Amendment.
Economic Analysis of the Healthy California Single-Payer Health Care Proposal (SB-562) PERI. From LBO, but I want to call it out as a separate link.
Democrats in Disarray
On Stone Mountain Boston Review (DG). “White Supremacy and the Birth of the Modern Democratic Party.”
Left Wing Movement Targets Local Elections attn:. A good wrap-up.
Transitioning from a party to a movement Deutsche Welle
Arbitration as Wealth Transfer Yale Law & Policy Review
The Hartz myth: A closer look at Germany’s labour market reforms Centre for European Reform
Gender, racial bias in astronomy revealed EarthSky (CL).
50 States of McMansion Hell: Rankin County, Mississippi McMansion Hell
Toilet Paper Roll Size in U.S. ‘Steadily Shrinking’ Over the Wire (BW).
Antidote du jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.