Eclipse mania! Millions of Americans sit in some of the ‘worst traffic jams in history’, flock to Burning Man-style festivals and fill camp grounds at 21 national parks ahead of TODAY’S once-in-a-lifetime celestial event Daily Mail
Preparing for the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse NASA. From 2016 but still useful.
Are Index Funds Evil? The Atlantic
Insider trading schemes using encrypted apps alarm FBI FT. Oh come on. Insider trading?! Why not RICO?
Supreme Court asked to nullify the Google trademark Ars Technica
Fears on both sides of the Persian Gulf Le Monde Diplomatique
Brexit Bulletin: Timetable Clash Bloombert
China’s Debt Swaps Surpass $100 Billion Bloomberg
Protesters turn out in force against jailing of Hong Kong activists South China Morning Post
China’s Evolving Economic Statecraft The Diplomat
How did Trump really end up clashing with North Korea? By pursuing two contradictory foreign policies at the same time Slavoj Zizek, The Independent (Re Silc).
Malaysia’s Strange, Sinister Crunch Bloomberg. A little stale, accepts the loanable funds theory, still interestingly sketchy numbers.
The U.S. Spy Hub in the Heart of Australia The Intercept
Heather Heyer’s cousin: Racism will get worse unless we stop it now CNN. Well worth a read; much more interesting than the headline.
Charlottesville Was a Preview of the Future of the Republican Party Splinter News. I see the argument, but it strikes me as another way for Democrats to wait for demographics to do their work for them.
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Neocons Are Pushing the USA and the Rest of the World Towards a Dangerous Crisis The Unz Review (CL). Fun stuff.
Senior officer on damaged ship to be relieved of command AP. The USS Fitzgerald.
10 missing after US Navy destroyer collides with merchant ship off Singapore ABC. Like the USS Fitzgerald, a destroyer, based in Yokosuka, in the 7th Fleet. “Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today.”
It’s Time to Found a New Republic Foreign Policy
No, Trump’s support hasn’t collapsed, but yes, he’s increasingly alone Los Angeles Times
Trump Is Just Six Senate Votes Away From Impeachment Newsweek. “Just”?
Leading Democrat: Critics can’t conclude Trump is impaired Reuters. When you’ve lost Adam Schiff…
When neo-liberal masquerades as anti-establishment Bill Mitchell
Sawant to Help Launch New National People’s Party Seattle Weekly
Democrats in Disarry
Elizabeth Warren Showed How Democrats Can End Their Civil War Washington Monthly. I don’t want to be cranky about this, but if Warren had supported Sanders, she’d have had her pick of posts in the administration.
Wrong Way Tampa Bay Times
Montana’s Native American Reservations Reportedly Served as a ‘Dumping Grounds’ for Predatory Catholic Priests Reader Supported News (AF).
The Moral Voice of Corporate America NYT. Wowsers.
From oligarchs to Soviets—and back again Real World Economics Review (MT).
Richard Florida Is Sorry Jacobin. Well, he ought to be.
From Pariahs to the Privileged: On Keri Leigh Merritt’s “Masterless Men” Los Angeles Review of Books
Underpass Studio Workspace Bless This Stuff (Re Silc). More attractive than a shipping container, I suppose.
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.