Judge sentences San Jose cat killer to the max The Mercury News
Animal emotions stare us in the face — are our pets happy? The Conversation
Why I’m bringing centuries-old ‘ghost ponds’ back to life The Conversation
Imperial Collapse Watch
Britain spends billions on flawed fighter jets The Times. So, US allies get caught up in the F-35 swindle.
Is Hollywood too close to the military? Al Jazeera. Sorry, no transcript.
David Davis has spy-proof Brexit briefcase: report Politico. Linking to this rather than the original Telegraph exclusive– which is paywalled.
Exclusive: Philip Hammond is deliberately trying to ‘frustrate’ Brexit, Cabinet colleague says The Telegraph. Alas, couldn’t find a non-paywalled version.
Study will explore Franklin County’s high eviction rate Columbus Dispatch
Pension system perks cost taxpayers $23 million a year Las Vegas Review-Journal
Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1917–2017 Monthly Review (JH). Hoisted from comments.
The Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese (martha r)
The Death of Saudi Arabia Ian Welsh (martha r)
The ‘Worst Deal Ever’ That Actually Wasn’t The Atlantic
Secretary Tillerson, It’s Time to Phone Iran American Conservative
New research reveals how little we can trust eyewitnesses The Conversation
At a four-star veterans’ hospital: Care gets ‘worse and worse’ Boston Globe (martha r)
New Cold War
What the Election-Law Camp Is Saying About Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails Legal Times. Even though from last week, I’ve included this because it touches on some of the relevant election las issues (albeit in a way it’s obvious which attorney shills for which side).
What Robert Mueller Learned From Enron ProPublica. Posting this not for the Mueller angle, but b/c of the section on why the Enron prosecution worked.
The Idiot’s Tale: Signifying What, Exactly? Counterpunch
Trump’s Iran policies are in a cul-de-sac Asia Times
The Fed Is About To Get Trumpier FiveThirtyEight
‘The Left Has Been Far Too Timid’ Der Spiegel. Interview with Naomi Klein.
Antidote du jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.