Mystery wallaby found in apple orchard in Latvia LSM (Richard Smith)
Devastating but Essential: The Many Uses of Venom UnDark (Dr. Kevin)
The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes New York Times (David L)
Horsepox synthesis: A case of the unilateralist’s curse? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (JTM)
A Biohacker Regrets Publicly Injecting Himself With CRISPR Atlantic. I said at the time these people were mad.
Environment over economy key to China’s containerised trade outlook Splash 247. Lambert: “Interesting methodologically on trying to dope out Chinese industrial production.”
Trudeau’s India trip is a total disaster, and he has himself to blame Sydney Morning Herald (Kevin W)
New Cold War
A So-Called Expert’s Uneasy Dive Into the Trump-Russia Frenzy New Yorker. Important
Former CIA Director Admits to US Foreign Meddling, Laughs About It Real News Network
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public Reuters. Bill B: “Intel didn’t need to inform them. Spy masters had operatives on the processor design teams!”
Private browsing gets more private MIT News (David L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Manafort allegedly paid €2m to European politicians Financial Times
Why Trump’s Plan Won’t Solve the Problems of America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Eileen Appelbaum, Counterpunch
The Democrats Keep Capitulating on Defense Spending Atlantic (UserFriendly)
GOP Power Play Would Move This State Backward On Gerrymandering Talking Points Memo
‘Mother Jones’ Senior Reporter Asks Medium To Silence Antiwar Leftists Caitlin Johnstone (UserFriendly, Oregoncharles)
5 reasons why introducing charter schools in Puerto Rico is a bad idea In the Public Interest
I Appreciate Assault Weapons. And I Support a Ban. New York Times (David L)
Meet the British CEO of the firm behind the gun that brought tragedy to Florida Guardian (Dr. Kevin)
How the Florida School Shooting Turned Into a Gun-Control Movement Wall Street Journal
KFC’s UK chicken run caused by too many eggs in one basket Financial Times (Kevin W)
GE warns it could face DoJ action in subprime lending probe Financial Times
Why we have Concerns about Universal Basic Income Disabled People Against Cuts (Clive)
What Americans think about the Economy AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research (UserFriendly). Very different take than the consumer confidence readings.
There’s Still No Good Way to Let a Big Bank Fail Bloomberg (JTM). Editorial.
Why Workers Are Losing to Capitalists Bloomberg
Antidote du jour (Tracie H):
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