Will you take plastic with your tea? Treehugger. Yet another unnecessary use of plastics. I drink an enormous amount of tea– several cups each day–and always brew loose leaf tea in a pot.
What Poisons Are in Your Body? NYT. Latest from Nick Kristof.
Worst Roommate Ever New York magazine
Former Freemason, 51, found drunk and naked inside a huge pipe organ with a toy gun and remote-controlled police car says he got lost while trying to hand out cheeseburgers to the homeless Daily Mail (Richard Smith)
Unenlightened thinking: Steven Pinker’s embarrassing new book is a feeble sermon for rattled liberals New Statesman. Philosopher John Gray pulls no punches.
America Should Have Stayed Home This Flu Season FiveThirtyEight
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Greitens case could test the definition of ‘privacy’ in the smartphone era St. Louis Post- Dispatch
Could credit-card companies ban gun sales? MarketWatch
BIPARTISAN CONSENSUS EMERGING TO BAN BUMP STOCKS WhoWhatWhy.org
Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs MIT Technology Review
Kentucky pension reform bill would move future teachers into cash balance plan Pensions and Investments
ECB determined ABLV Bank was failing or likely to fail European Central Bank (Richard Smith)
Brexit: Labour in the frame EUReferendum.com
The overreaction to Oxfam’s failings is part of a deeper and more damaging malaise Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
‘Quad’ version of Belt and Road feels like a South China Sea Watch Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
President Trump’s Eleventh Wave Of Judicial Nominees Above the Law
IT’S NO JOKE: THE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR CRISIS COULD GET TRUMP THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE SCMP. No, this is not The Onion– but the South China Morning Post
Trump’s ‘Phase Two’ for North Korea Means War American Conservative
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