Legal Arguments in “Monkey Selfie” Case Are Bananas at Hearing Hollywood Reporter
Police State Watch
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Can the Tech Giants Be Stopped? WSJ. Debated whether this fits better here, or under Class Warfare.
Spam Calls: US Experiences Second Most Spam Calls In The World International Business Times, Would Ajit Pai please pick up the white courtesy ‘phone? Why isn’t the FCC on this? Oh. I forgot– they spend all their time plotting the demise of net neutrality.
United Wants to Sell Your Seat to Someone Else for More Money Bloomberg. This email is from United and we want to help you….
Cheap domestic workers (even Bangladeshi) are fine. The problem is when they protest Scroll.in. Compare Scroll’s coverage to the Grey Lady’s take immediately below.
The Redemption of Richard Florida American Conservative
As opioid overdoses exact a higher price, communities ponder who should be saved WaPo. Lambert: “The overt killing begins.”
The Meaning of Lula’s Conviction Jacobin
The C-word TLS
Exelon, Microsoft among latest donors to Obama Foundation Chicago Tribune
‘Medicare for All’ Isn’t Sounding So Crazy Anymore NYT (martha r)
The Cruelty and Fraudulence of Mitch McConnell’s Health Bill NYT. Okay, it’s Krugman. But note Lambert’s comment: “[H]e doesn’t even mention what is arguably the worst misfeature of McConnell’s bill — even worse than the pre-existing conditions malevolence — that being capping Medicaid expenditures at the rate of inflation.
Bad because health care inflation is greater than the general rate of inflation, so future cuts are in essence built in, which is even worse than ‘savage cuts’ now, assuming those cuts are one-time.
Still worse, Medicaid expenditures have never been capped, so McConnell will have made a huge systemic change. Since Krugman is silent on the Medicaid cap, I assume he — along with liberals in general, Krugman being a proxy for them — accepts it.”
Our Famously Free Press
Tucker Carlson Goes to War Against the Neocons National Interest. Well, someone has to. Didn’t know where to file this– worth a read.
New Bill Seeks to Make On-Camera White House Press Briefings the Law Hollywood Reporter
Kill Me Now
Suppose the Trump show runs and runs The Economist. If you thought nothing could be worse than election 2016, stay tuned….
Brexit is a massive venture. There’s no way these changes will happen smoothly Guardian. This is no ordinary op-ed columnist, but Gus O’Donnell, former cabinet secretary and head of the civil service.
New Cold War
Russiagate and the Magnitsky Affair, Linked Again Rolling Stone (Richard Smith). Matt Taibbi.
Trump’s Worst Collusion Isn’t With Russia — It’s With Corporations Foreign Policy in Focus
Trump may reverse decision on climate accord, France’s Macron says: JDD Reuters. Is this for real? Lost in translation? Empty Trump bombast? Time will tell…
Governors steer clear of Trump Politico
Antidote du jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.