Wild tiger family pose for amazing selfies in front of forest camera trap Siberian Times. Very pretty!
Chinese zoo erects statue to honour donkey tossed into tigers’ den South China Morning Post. :-(
Wells Fargo’s scandals just won’t die Yahoo Finance
As bitcoin’s value rises, so does criminal activity Nikkei Asian Review. Yves: “Prosecution futures.”
What Modern Monetary Theory Can Teach Us about Criminal Justice Tropics of Meta
Make government simple again The Week
Russia-China Alliance Is Real – and the US is the Big Loser Ray McGovern, Russia Insider
Why Imperial Washington Should Cool It On North Korea David Stockman, antiwar.com
Revolt of the Rustbelt New Left Review. Must-read, though grab a cup of coffee.
Greenland’s Shifting Relationship with the European Union Cable. Lessons for the UK?
Hiding US Lies About Libyan Invasion Consortium News
Democrats in Disarray
Liberals target the Rust Belt: ‘Democrats should be able to win in all these places’ McClatchy (Re Silc). Re Silc: “With what?” See above (?).
Hillary Clinton looks for her role in midterms The Hill. Please kill me now.
Why democracy can’t stop Republican rule. (podcast) This is Hell! I recommend this highly. “The Democrats have no coherent strategic challenge to go up against the structural problem that they face.”
A Sixth District epitaph: Democrats had a turnout problem – GOP didn’t Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Among blacks and renters. What a debacle.
He won. She lost CNN
AGAINST NIHILISM MTV
What If Trump Had Won As a Democrat? Politico
New Cold War
No, The Russians Did Not Meddle in Our Election by Publius Tacitus Sic Semper Tyrannis (Re Silc).
Russia steps up spying efforts after election CNN. Sourcing: “current and former US intelligence officials.”
Liberals, get your story straight on single payer Paul Waldman, The Week
The Founders Would Have Opposed Trumpcare The American Conservative. “More importantly, having the states handle healthcare still puts most of the impetus on the individual: It is up to you how you want to live your life, what sacrifices you want to make, and what luxuries you want to afford. For those suffering, the states can encourage community organizations, charities, and religious institutions to take up the slack and care for the needy. Isn’t this a better society anyway, where we as citizens care for one another, rather than relying on the government to do it for us?”
Our Famously Free Press
Baltimore Sun plans to close City Paper City Paper. Another alternative weekly bites the dust…
These U.S. States Still Haven’t Fully Recovered From Recession Bloomberg (MR).
London hedge fund workers to be given ‘champagne buttons’ for their desks Evening Standard. Beat that, Frankfurt!
Branson Aims Mid-2018 Space Trip as Virgin Resumes Powered Tests Bloomberg. Can we make them one-way?
Detroit’s DIY Cure for Urban Blight Politico
America’s Top Prosecutors Used to Go After Top Executives. What Changed? NYT. “No one wants to be a class traitor, especially when the members of one’s class are such nice people.”
Dragon-Slayers Corey Robin, LRB. On careerism, among other things.
Targeted as a Coal Ash Dumping Ground, This Georgia Town Fought Back Inside Climate News
digging out Medium
Sheep’s Head Soup The Bollard
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