Pet parrot uses voice-controlled gadget to place order with Amazon News.com Australia
Turkeys are ‘strategizing’ in Cambridge and officials want to do something about it Boston Globe (resilc)
The Electronic Computers, Part 2: Colossus Creatures of Thought
Race v. Class? More Brilliant Bourgeois Bullshit from Ta-Nehesi Coates Counterpunch (TR)
Did Gov. Susana Martinez Break SEC Rules In New Mexico Pension Deals? International Business Times. David Sirota.
How Many of 2017’s Retail Bankruptcies Were Caused by Private-Equity’s Greed? Wall Street on Parade (UserFriendly)
A Decades-Old Conviction Cost Me My Post-Retirement Job Marshall Project
Opinion: The Federal Reserve is peddling ‘Tinker Bell economics’ MarketWatch (UserFriendly)
Hindutva’s Forward March Jacobin
Equifax Has Been Sending Consumers to a Fake Phishing Site for Almost Two Weeks. Gizmodo. Richard Smith: “This is what a cybershitshow looks like.”
2 Upper Midwest neighbors appear headed for divorce E & E News. Chuck L: “There may be other conflicts within electric utility companies whose service areas straddle state boundaries.”
The Consequences of the U.S. Baby Bust Bloomberg
Graham-Cassidy: Maybe the worst Republican health proposal yet Economic Policy Institute (micael)
Illinois submits big Obamacare rate increases to the feds Chicago Tribune
The Life Sciences should not have an Industrial Strategy SPERI (micael)
The myth of the ‘boring election’: Populism and the 2017 German election Blogs LSE (micael)
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Google intensifies censorship of left-wing websites World Socialist Web Site (micael)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Foreign Policy ‘Realists’ Hit Nerve With Establishment Elite American Conservative
If Donald Trump is going to use WW2 to justify his UN speech, it would be good if he got his facts right Independent. Robert Fisk.
What Happened To The Obama DOL’s New Overtime Rules? Above the Law
No renegotiating Iran nuclear deal, all parties fully compliant – EU foreign policy chief RT (micael)
New Cold War
More Holes in Russia-gate Narrative Consortim News (UserFriendly)
2016 Post Mortem
Judicial Watch FOIA Request Hillary Clinton Judicial Watch (micael). Hillary Clinton invitation to Putin.
Hillary Clinton Will Never Understand What Happened (UserFriendly). Don’t miss this.
Kill Me Now
Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Awakening Bloomberg
San Francisco, Oakland Sue 5 Oil Giants for Climate Change Impacts Climate Liability News
TV hurricane coverage failed my family Columbia Journalism Review
Maria Back Over Water After Devastating Hit to Puerto Rico Weather Underground
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