How green roofs can protect city streets from flooding The Conversation
Popular in high school? You may be miserable as an adult, study says Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Imperial Collapse Watch
Robert E. Lee at West Point The American Conservative. Chuck L: “A memo to the superintendent.”
Why a dumb phone is a smart move FT. I concur.
I was an Exxon-funded climate scientist The Conversation
Volkswagen Engineer Gets Prison in Diesel Cheating Case NYT. But look at the length of the sentence…and consider the time’ll almost certainly be served at Club Fed.
New Cold War
How do you say ‘whoops’ in Russian? Podesta Group retroactively files more DOJ disclosures for pro-Putin work Washington Examiner. UserFriendly: “I for one am shocked, shocked!!!”
Police State Watch
The Stock Market Doesn’t Matter Jacobin
US Opioid Use Linked To Unemployment, Researchers Say International Business Times
The Great Escape? Par for the Course. Marshall Project
Endtimes in Mosul LRB (martha r) Patrick Cockburn. Behind a paywall, but well worth a read if you can access this — LRB often allows free access for a limited period following registration.
War on Cash
A Sinister War on Our Right to Hold Cash Global Research
A Texas newsroom predicted a disaster. Now it’s close to coming true. Columbia Journalism Review
Three Texas prisons evacuate for Hurricane Harvey Houston Chronicle
Shut Down the Government, and This Time, Investors Will Care NYT. Gretchen Morgenson.
The Arpaio Pardon Encapsulates Trump’s Identity Politics FiveThirtyEight
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.