Filtration system promises to make any pizza taste like NYC’s NY Post. Yet another testament to the quality of NYC’s drinking water.
The Metric God That Failed Project Syndicate
Meet the world’s deadliest female sniper who terrorized Hitler’s Nazi army Independent. Originally published in 2015 but only crossposted yesterday by the Indy– still interesting.
The Joke’s Over Chronicle of Higher Education. Sad news. I’m a big fan of Lucky Jim (as well as more generally of the work of Amis père, which has gone out of fashion), and enjoyed David Lodge’s academic trilogy very much– the first two more than the third, to be honest.
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Facebook and the endless string of worst-case scenarios Techcrunch (The Rev Kev)
Beware the Big Five New York Review of Books
Why Oklahoma Plans to Execute People With Nitrogen The Marshall Project. Appalling.
‘I meant no disrespect’: Hillary admits she ‘upset or offended’ some Americans with comments she made about Trump supporters and white women voting like their husbands Daily Mail (The Rev Kev). Sure looks to me like she’s planning on running again. Kill Me Now.
New Cold War
The self-blinding Russia prism The Hindu
Why Goldman Sachs alums go into government NY Post. Good point.
FOOD STAMPS CUTS COULD HIT RURAL AMERICA HARDEST Daily Yonder
Greece’s golden visa program under fire Handelsblatt
Brexit: a respite from Putin EUReferendum.com
After my recent trip to Syria, I knew Afrin’s fall was inevitable – now we must concern ourselves with the next phase of war Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Profit and Loss on the ‘Champs-Élysées’ of a Syrian Refugee Camp Business of Fashion
Gina Haspel: As If Nuremberg Never Happened American Conservative. The deck: “Nothing will say more about who we’ve become as a nation than if a torturer is allowed to head the CIA.” Agreed, but just a reminder that torture didn’t start on Trump’s watch– and that his predecessor failed to prosecute Hansel or anyone else for such offenses when he had the chance.
Once Upon a Time, Congress Actually Fought Saudi Arms Deals. It Can Again. Foreign Policy in Focus. Worth remembering that Congress wasn’t always a completely corrupt cesspit but can and has served as a check on the president.
Antidote du Jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here