America Just Can’t Match China’s Exploding Supercomputing Power MIT Technology Review
Nonviral nanoparticles carry CRISPR to most successful gene edits ever New Atlas (David L)
Thirty Million Americans Just Got High Blood Pressure Bloomberg. Money paragraph, in both senses of the expression: “Of those newly categorized as having high blood pressure, some 4.2 million also have other risk factors for heart disease. These individuals should start taking medicine to lower their numbers, the researchers said.”
New study suggests it may be fructan, not gluten, that is upsetting people’s stomachs MedicalXPress (Robert M). Why I regard food fads with considerable skepticism.
Rhetorical birth of an anti-China bulwark Asia Times
WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS: CASH IS STILL KING IN INDIA, MODI NOT SO MUCH South China Morning Post (guurst)
Coffee Boom: Profits in the West and Poverty in the South Der Spiegel (resilc)
Italy risks storm as QE ends and politics go haywire, HSBC warns Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Brexit immigration changes have UK farmers upset over rotting agriculture crops Quartz. Our Colonel Smithers has discussed the departure of farm workers and the difficulty of replacing them.
The Ineptitude of Iran Hawks American Conservative
Imperial Collapse Watch
Commentary: The truth behind the U.S. show of force in Asia Reuters (resilc). “The resources plowed into them were stupendous – $5.6 trillion so far, academics at Brown University estimated this month. That would imply a cost per individual U.S. taxpayer of more than $23,000, including future care for veterans.”
A top secret desert assembly plant starts ramping up to build Northrop’s B-21 bomber LA Times. Resilc: “Take that, herdsmen in Niger.”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
FDA Approves a Digital Pill That Can Track When You Swallowed It Bloomberg. Faraday cage vests coming to a store near you? Or would it need to be more like a leotard or burqua? And could you fry it with a magnetic pulse? Techies please speak up!
Trump Picks Former Lilly Drug Executive as Health Secretary Bloomberg (resilc)
Justice Department Considering GOP Calls for Clinton Special Counsel NBC (UserFriendly)
Appeals Court Says Trump Administration Can Implement Part of Travel Ban Wall Street Journal
Frank Rich: What Comes After Trump Could Be More Dangerous New York Magazine
Trump Argues That GOP Tax Bill Should Do More for the Rich New York Magazine (reslic)
The GOP Has Done the Impossible: Make Tax Cuts Unpopular New York Magazine (resilc)
Steven Mnuchin Says Trump Won’t Bend on Corporate Tax Rate of 20% Wall Street Journal. Good luck with that. As we have said, there aren’t enough deductions that can be eliminates to pay for this, and the deficit hawks insist the cuts have to be more or less paid for.
Trump ready to put his own mark on tax debate Politico. Subhead: The president, who’s been in touch with senior members of Congress, tweeted on Monday with specific proposals – none of which are reflected in the proposed legislation.
Sex in Politics…Not!
Locals Were Troubled by Roy Moore’s Interactions with Teen Girls at the Gadsden Mall New Yorker/ Solid reporting.
Roy Moore Is Not the Brightest Alleged Child Molester New York Magazine (resilc)
If Roy Moore Isn’t Rock Bottom for Republicans, What Is? Rolling Stone (resilc)
Only in America
What Corporate Media Failed to Learn About Canadian Single-Payer FAIR (UserFriendly)
Wisconsin and the Constitutional Convention Esquire (resilc)
The Kansas Disaster Is the Republican Dream Esquire (resilc). “There are now 28 states on board this death train. They are six states away. This is a clear and present danger.”
High-tech on-demand climate-controlled dog houses exist Boing Boing. Resilc: “Too bad the Silicon Valley can’t scale it up for the loads of homeless PEOPLE.”
Bill Gates buys big chunk of land in Arizona to build ‘smart city’ KGW. “Smart” anything = anti bottom 90%.
The fatal flaw of neoliberalism: it’s bad economics Dani Rodrik, Guardian. Important.
Antidote du jour (Lawrence R). I am a big fan of cross-species friendships. Our eventually enormous tabby Michael grew up with a neighbor dog Buddy and they regularly slept all curled up together. This is Ingo, a Belgian shepherd, and Poldi, a one-year-old owlet.
And a bonus from reader Chana:
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