Undraining the Swamp Motherboard. The deck: Florida is trying to undo decades of damage to the Everglades.
In Cambodia Town, a community moves from survival to success LA Time (J T McPhee)
Paradise Papers: Over 700 Indians Identified in Global Investigation on Offshore Dealings The Wire. The deck: While there is no direct evidence of wrong-doing or illegality, the leaks provide an interesting window into the manner in which money is moved, manipulated and hidden behind complex corporate structures around the world.
Multinationals grapple with Republican excise tax surprise Reuters (furzy). Wowsers. This proves how desperate the Rs are find revenues to satisfy the deficit hawks. This is na ga go over well.
Brexit: Legatum’s amateur time EUReferendum.com
Rand Paul Assualt
Rand Paul recovering from multiple broken ribs after assault: report The Hill. George P:
“Paul’s injuries are *not* minor. He has five broken ribs, three with dislocations, the latter being potentially lifethreatening.*
The outcome is sufficiently painful that he is unable to travel, for example back to DC, for an unknown but possibly extended period.
*I had a colleague die of this, well after the breaking. He contracted pneumonia and was unable to cough to clear his lungs.
How to Think about “Medicare for All” New England Journal of Medicine (The Rev Kev)
Imperial Collapse Watch
What Is Fat Leonard Scandal? 440 Navy Officials Investigated For Taking Bribes International Business Times
Democrats in Disarray
Four Viral Claims Spread by Journalists on Twitter in the Last Week Alone That are False Glenn Greenwald. Must read.
Manafort et al Prosecution
Does Congress Have the Guts to Invoke War Powers? American Conservative
Trump in Asia: On the eve of war World Socialist Web Site
What Will Virginia And New Jersey Tell Us About Trump? FiveThirtyEight. Nate Silver.
Country Of ‘Samurai Warriors’ Not Shooting Down North Korea Missiles Puzzled Trump International Business Times. One of those headlines that makes one do a double take and check it’s nots satirical news site. Nope: just the International Bueinss Times. And not April 1, either.
Saudi accuses Iran of potential ‘act of war’ Al Jazeera
Things that go bump in the night in Riyadh Middle East Eye (resilc)
Saudi Arabia – This ‘Night Of The Long Knives’ Is A Panic-Fueled Move Moon of Alabama (UserFriendly)
Saudi Crown Prince’s Mass Purge Upends a Longstanding System NYT (The Rev Kev)
Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border. Daily Sabah. resilc: “More blood ahead…” Moi: Holy Shit: These guys play for keeps.
HITTING ERDOĞAN WHERE IT HURTS, NOT WHERE IT HELPS War on the Rocks
‘Disrespecting’ China’s National Anthem Now Carries Three-Year Jail Term The Daily Beast resilc: “trump will discuss how to implement with xi.”
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