California fire damage to homes is less ‘random’ than it seems The Conversation
China and India sail into choppy waters in New Great Game Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
Exxon To Disclose The Real Risk Of Climate Change Oilprice.com
How divesting of fossil fuels could help save the planet The Conversation
Judges Question Trump Administration Attempt to Derail Youth Climate Case Climate Liability News
Jones v. Moore
I used to be a bitcoin bull—here’s why that changed Ars Technica
SEC Halts a Real Initial Coin Offering Bloomberg. About time!
U.S. Officials Probe Awarding of 2016 Olympics to Brazil WSJ. Corruption may indeed have occurred– international sport bids, e.g. Olympics, World Cup– are rife with it. But with scarce prosecutorial resources, why are full court press corruption and fraud investigations not directed closer to home? (Rhetorical question, of course, I’m well aware of the answer.)
More Terrorist Attacks Can Make People More Resilient FiveThirtyEight
TERRORISM BEFORE AND DURING THE WAR ON TERROR: A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS War on the Rocks
DID INFLATED STORIES ON AID THEFT LEAD TO BLACK HAWK DOWN? WhoWhatWhy.org
Brexit: separation deferred EUReferendum.com. Richard North.
The Two Cultures 2017: Merit versus Brilliance The Yorkshire Ranter
The great globalisation lie Prospect (Richard Smith)
What’s Going On Inside Your Wall Street Brokerage Firm? Wall Street on Parade
Everyone’s in favour of regional economic rebalancing for the UK – until someone suggests actually doing something about it Independent. The deck: Why is the Bank of England’s physical distance from manufacturers in the North-west, Midlands and North-east, not a disadvantage for its policymakers?
Ken Friedman, Power Restaurateur, Is Accused of Sexual Harassment NYT. Now, how about some more reporting on how widespread this problem is at non-celeb hangouts, please?
Tax Bill: John Cornyn’s Fossil Fuel Provision Would Personally Enrich Republican Lawmakers International Business Times. David Sirota.
Sex in Politics…Not!
Journalists aren’t as tied by NDAs as they think Columbia Journalism Review
The Gillibrand Moment National Review
When America Was a Developing Country American Conservative
Populist Plutocracy and the Future of America Project Syndicate. Nouriel Roubini.
Trump allies demand special counsel probe of DOJ, FBI The Hill. Pass the popcorn.
U.S. Surrenders On Syria – Resistance Turns Eyes On Israel Moon of Alabama
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