Greenland, the land of ice and snow, is burning Grist. A song of ice and fire?
BAT’s $25 Billion Lucky Strike Bloomberg
The loanable funds hoax Lars P. Syll
Troops, Trolls and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation Computational Propaganda Research Project
Welcome to Our Global Censorship and Surveillance Platform Global Guerillas
Facebook is officially launching its big attack on TV Business Insider
Why Financialized Corporate Governance Works Poorly The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
Saudi Arabia Is Trying to Remake the Middle East In Its Image The American Conservative
U.S. Military Actions in Syria C-SPAN. A call on the U.S. to remove all military aircraft from Syrian airspace.
The China Wildcard in the Qatar Crisis The Diplomat
Venezuela May Be on the Brink of Civil War The Nation
Will Brazil be the next Venezuela? Al Jazeera (MT).
Authoritarian Nationalism, Not Populism, Is Real Threat To Democracy Social Europe (MT).
Resolving North Korea Without “Fire and Fury” Scott Ritter, The American Conservative
The Game Is Over and North Korea Has Won Foreign Policy
CALM DOWN: We’re not even close to nuclear war with North Korea Business Insider
Donald Trump talks like no politician has ever talked before CNN. Interview with speechwriter Barton Swaim.
What a Family Feud Reveals About Singapore’s Political Future World Politics Review
Brexit and the financial sector: time is already running out Jacques Delors Institute
New Cold War
A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack The Nation. Important.
Secretive search for man behind Trump dossier reveals tension in Russia inquiry Guardian (Furzy Mouse).
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Liberating Europe from Russian Gas Counterpunch
Russian spy plane trolls Trump with flight over D.C., New Jersey Politico. Open Skies program, with US observers.
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Trump and the Nuclear Triad Foreign Affairs
Trump says he’ll beat opioid epidemic with law-and-order approach Politico. What could go wrong?
If Pence Shapes Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, Who Would Profit? Who Would Pay? International Business Times
Imperial Collapse Watch
Democrats in Disarray
Who’s truly rebuilding the Democratic Party? The activists. Vox “Many Democrats are terrified that they won’t be able to bridge the gap between the need to fight sustained racial discrimination and to deliver populist economist messages. Yet looking at these movements on the ground, you are struck by how diverse they are.”
Black Injustice Tipping Point
In the CMS “Pre-Flight Checklist” published on September 20, 2013, is a chart that indicates that the “Hub,” designed to help with verifying applicant information used to determine eligibility for enrollment, was unable to perform its tasks. Regarding verification of citizenship is the comment: “Hub has been too irregular to work thorough this, and still don’t have the right data to test to the 5 year bar.” Regarding verification of SSN is the comment: “Hub has reliability issues …” The Pre-flight Checklist also notes nine “high” security risks, 123 “moderate” security risks, 68 “low” and 17 “common” risks in various components of the Obamacare system.
On October 1, 2013, Americans started shopping for health insurance on healthcare.gov, and the site crashed.
A ginormous debacle for which nobody in the administration was held accountable, either internally or by the press.
Is Part of the Health-Insurance Market Entering a Death Spiral? Bob Laszewski, National Review
How Did They Get So Rich? Matt Bruenig, Jacobin
What We Do Is Secret The Baffler
Real wages are mainly a macro issue mainly macro (MT).
Is Automation Anxiety All Hype? Governing
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