The Changing Colors of our Living Planet NASA (Kevin W)
A bruising Brexit could shipwreck the British economy Martin Wolf, Financial Times
Okay, then peeps. LONG THREAD. Put down your union flag for a moment and just take some information in. I will try to explain the approaching #Brexit nightmare using a single, calm, factual example, so far largely ignored. I urge you to think, share and talk about this. Ready?
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) November 17, 2017
Britain prepares case to cut Brexit divorce bill Financial Times
How deep ties with Pakistan’s military helped Saudi purge Asia Times. “Pakistan… has enjoyed Saudi support while developing its nuclear arms program.” (resilc)
How We All Learned to Accept Bush’s Lies About Libya LobeLog (resilc)
Saudi Propaganda and the Starvation of Yemen American Conservative
Russia, Turkey, Iran meeting to discuss Syria strategy Asia Times. Resilc: “Is Turkey still in NATO or did I miss that drop?….”
New Cold War
Is America Up for a Second Cold War? American Conservative (resilc)
The Democrats Used to Love Russian Oligarchs – Glen Ford, Truthdig (Oregoncharles)
Imperial Collapse Watch
World, horrified at Trump, sends US Ranking Plummeting Juan Cole (resilc)
As Bannon Readies for ‘War’ on GOP, Finding Donors May Be the First Battle Wall Street Journal
With “Frankenstein” Tweets, Trump Steps in His Own Moral Minefield Vanity Fair (resilc)
Democrats in Disarray
The Clintons held the Democratic Party hostage for 2 decades — and the sudden revisionism is inconveniently late Business Insider (resilc, Scott)
Democrats still love pay-day lenders and banks New Republic
Oklahoma Tried the GOP Agenda. Now, It’s Electing Democrats. New York Magazine
Sex in Politics…Not!
The Danger of Knowing You’re on the ‘Right Side of History’ New York Magazine (resilc)
Roy Moore is waging war on Senate leader Mitch McConnell NBC (furzy). FWIW, Birmingham paper today has a front page story defending Moore.
What Should Democrats Do About Al Franken? Nation. I don’t write this stuff….
Here’s your fact check in 7 words: It's a satire site, you dumb shit.https://t.co/cUl1u52cju
— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) November 17, 2017
Can journalists ever regain Americans’ trust? Financial Times
Will Powell Be an Accidental Hawk? Council on Foreign Relations
Unemployment falls as a majority of states see job growth Economic Policy Institute
CalPERS says no to adding leverage Top1000Funds (Joe R)
Everyday Objects Tiffany. Kim M: “I am not sure which item is most over the top, but as a knitter, I am particularly appalled by the $9,000 sterling silver “ball of yarn” desk ornament. Yeesh, I thought sock yarn was getting outrageous when I paid $30 for a hand dyed limited run skein 2 years ago.
For Women Restaurant Workers, Sexual Harassment Starts with the Day You’re Hired In These Times (Mo Tkacik)
Antidote du jour. From Jim D:
And doubling up on cats, a bonus from martha r:
I put a heating pad out for the neighborhood cats. I think they like it. pic.twitter.com/M05QgRFHMl
— Awwwww (@AwwwwCats) November 15, 2017