One-eyed man Reuters. Gary Cohn at the Fed?
The New Abnormal in Monetary Policy Nouriel Roubini, Project Syndicate
Rooftop Solar Is No Match for Crony Capitalism Bloomberg (Re Silc).
US and Qatar broker counterterrorism agreement CNN (Furzy Mouse).
Why Europe needs more migrants The Economist
Five examples of Britain’s ‘chocolate orange’ Brexit strategy Guardian. “Now the head of the UK’s public spending watchdog, the National Audit Office, has issued a remarkable criticism of the government on the subject. Amyas Morse said that he had seen no ministerial plan to push through the necessary legal and statutory changes for the UK to leave the EU. ‘We have an issue there because we have departmental government,’ he said. ‘What we don’t want to find is that at the first tap it falls apart like a chocolate orange.'”
Richard Smith: Trial balloon from an expendable ex-MEP. Step change in the mood music though:
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China rejects ‘responsibility theory’ on North Korea Asian Correspondent
New Cold War
Throwing a Curveball at ‘Intelligence Community Consensus’ on Russia Scott Ritter, The American Conservative. Must-read.
What the Election-Law Camp Is Saying About Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails Law.com. Good wrap-up.
Trump’s Low-Level Russian Connection Bloomberg. I wonder if we’ve got any Russia hands who could chime in on this and the next two…
The Donald Trump Jr. Scandal Is Straight Out of 1990s Moscow Foreign Policy
Donald Trump has had no trouble getting big loans at competitive rates Francine McKenna, MarketWatch. A bit dated but still useful: Cleans up the talking point that Trump had to turn to the Russkis for money; obviously he didn’t.
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How Russian Rule Has Changed Crimea Foreign Affairs
Exclusive: Russia appears to deliver more turbines to Crimea – Reuters witnesses Reuters. Crimea apparently coming up on the charts…
Kaspersky Lab Has Been Working With Russian Intelligence Bloomberg (Bill B). Bill B: “Government front men like to paint their state-sponsored actors as stalwart operators, hacking pro aris et focis. Yet this prosaic good-versus-bad narrative translates into ‘drunken brawl’ once readers have left the editor’s office at the New York Times and step out into reality. The truth is messy. With operators leaking tools, switching sides when it’s convenient, prevaricating, bragging, and generally looking out for the bottom line.”
The Age of Detesting Trump LRB. Suitably jaundiced.
Ending the Ronald Reagan Lie Jeffrey Sachs, Common Dreams
Democrats in Disarray
Say No to Centrism Salon
Republicans and Democrats Continue to Block Drug Reimportation – After Publicly Endorsing It Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
The Coalition Pushing for Single Payer in California Is Fracturing David Dayen, The Intercept
Our Famously Free Press
‘A general atmosphere of ambient dread’: Text journalists fear (and resent) The Great Pivot to Video Digiday. Owners with bright ideas…
Done deal: Eisendrath beats tronc to buy Sun-Times, Reader Robert Feder (Alex). “Eisendrath and a coalition of labor unions and individual investors closed on the purchase of the daily Sun-Times and the alternative weekly Chicago Reader.”
What labor department developments mean for employers Hotel News Notes. Browning-Ferris and classifying independent contractors.
On Matthew Effects Stumbling and Mumbling
When Feeling Good is Bad Grass Roots Economic Organizing. Important.
Let’s talk about sex robots Nature. The limit case for automating emotional labor.
Out of this World Santa Fe Reporter. “Santa Fe Institute launches an InterPlanetary Project with galactic ambitions.” Wait ’til they run into the alien quarantine.
Could a text become your will? The plans to revolutionise ‘outdated’ legacy system Telegraph. What could go wrong?
The Return of Monopoly Matt Stoller, The New Republic
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