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Who Killed the ERA? New York Review of Books
Sputnik, the tiny sphere that launched the space race Phys.org (The Rev Kev)
New site aims for ‘brutally honest’ environmental news Columbia Journalism Review
Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels Guardian (martha r)
Uber board truce paves way for SoftBank deal FT. Now aiming for an IPO in 2019. Good luck w/ that.
MEET THE CAMPERFORCE, AMAZON’S NOMADIC RETIREE ARMY Wired. martha r: “9/15 but still germane”.
Law Schools Rip Bar Exam Cut Score Recommendations Above the Law
How the Elderly Lose Their Rights New Yorker. The deck: “Guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consent—and reap a profit from it.”
How Did Things Get So Bad in Catalonia? Wolf Street
Brexit: a tale of two cities EUReferendum.com
BIPARTISAN GROUP TO FORCE VOTE ON U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN YEMEN WAR Intercept (JohnnyGL). Hoisted from comments on yesterday’s links.
U.S. Votes Against U.N. Ban On Death Penalty For Homosexuality New Now Next (The Rev Kev). Joining Iraq, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
New Cold War
The Supreme Court’s Blockbuster Term Politico
Mattis breaks with Trump and backs US staying in Iran nuclear deal Business Insider
It Doesn’t Matter Why Stephen Craig Paddock Did It New York Magazine
On Vegas, Shootings and Gun Control Ian Welsh (martha r)
Las Vegas Casinos, Aware Of Mass Shooting Risks, Lobbied For Insurance International Business Times (martha r). David Sirota.
Democrats in Disarray
What Reunification Wrought Jacobin
Puerto Rico Relief Efforts Pale to that for Just One Wall Street Bank Wall Street on Parade
Vulture Capitalists Circle Above Puerto Rico TruthOut. Bill Moyers.
Elizabeth Warren tells Wells Fargo’s CEO: ‘You should be fired’ Business Insider
Tim Sloan Walked Into The Senate Banking Committee Factually Naked And Illogically Unafraid Dealbreaker. Included for transcript of back and forth, not for the snark.
IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax Politico. The deck: “The no-bid contract was issued last week, as the company continued facing fallout from its massive security breach.” No comment.
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