Atlanta Airport Blackout Sends Message to Terrorists: America Is Unprepared Daily Beast. Much as I hate feeding terrorism hysteria, the failures here are astonishing.
Tax Bill: Bob Corker Demands Answers From Chairman Orrin Hatch About Last-Minute Tax Provision International Business Times. David Sirota.
Tax Bill: John Cornyn Says Tax Cut Potentially Benefiting Bob Corker Was Part Of Effort To Secure Votes For Passage International Business Times. David Sirota again.
Are High Heels Headed for a Tumble? NYT. The emoji frame is rather silly, IMHO, but as for high heels: Just say no! Which I’ve been doing for 30 + years.
Bitcoin: The Most Impressive Speculative Bubble In Modern History American Conservative
Go Ask Alice: the Curious Case of “Alice Donovan” Counterpunch
New Cold War
Putin Calls Trump to Thank CIA for Helping Prevent Terrorist Attack New York. Interesting example of torturous attempt to transform routine ‘phone call into nefarious gambit to flatter and manipulate. Hello?
U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say Reuters. Just the facts, ma’am.
Jerri-Lynn here: Yves has posted on Brexit today, so I’ve not included much in links.
Brexit: feeding from the same trough EUReferendum
Europe’s migrants are here to stay Politico
Sex in Politics… Not
The 97 Men (and One Woman) Taken Down by the #MeToo Movement Daily Beast. Only some of these are in politics.
BJP wins Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi sheds loser tag Economic Times
The misuse of NZ companies, Part III. Backdoor access via the UK – a classic cross jurisdictional regulatory arbitrage play Interest.co.nz. Includes shout-out to our own Richard Smith.
How Ryanair cabin crew work FIVE extra hours a day for no pay: Mail reporter goes under cover to reveal ruthless exploitation of staff – who fork out £2,000 to be taught airline’s harsh regime and only get paid when the wheels go up Daily Mail
How Latin America bucked the trend of rising inequality The Conversation
Lifesaver or distraction? Police split on anti-overdose drug AP. I cannot believe there’s debate over this.
A Better Way to Give Trump More Judgeships to Fill National Review. Worth keeping an eye on. Republicans are so much more focussed and disciplined on exploiting their majority to fill judgeships.
Trump will drop climate change from US National Security Strategy Guardian. Will announce new policy in speech today.
Can CFPB’s Mulvaney bring politicos to independent agency? Absolutely American Banker. Not exactly what Elizabeth warren had in mind, I’ll wager.
THE DEMOCRATS’ DANGER OF OUTRAGE OVERLOAD Whowhatwhy.org
Antidote du jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here