This day in history: On March 25, 1306, Robert the Bruce became the King of Scotland.
Utah passes first-ever Free Range Kids bill TreeHugger
This blind, cave-dwelling fish can climb walls The Verge. Reify99: “There are lots of instances of fish devolving,- losing sight, coloration over generations in a dark environment. This one CLIMBS WATERFALLS, too.”
Philip Kerr, author of Bernie Gunther novels, dies aged 62 Guardian. RIP. Alas, that means no more Bernie Gunther novels– after Greeks Bearing Gifts is published next month, and Metropolis, next year.
Growing questions about CNN’s airport monopoly as network veers left Fox. Ban TV babble in airports and disconnect the machines. One of the many annoying things about US airports is the constant sound barrage. Doesn’t have to be that way: I find it much more pleasant to pass through airports that have adopted a quiet policy (e.g. Heathrow, Asian airports). Flying is stressful enough without the cable cacophony.
Uber’s Killer Car
Self-Driving Cars and the Hostile Takeover of Our Streets The deck: The time to think about ethics in autonomous vehicle accidents is now. American Conservative
March for Our Lives: The Limitations of the Children’s Crusade Benjaminstudebaker.com UserFriendly: “bingo”
Kill Me Now
BET boots journalist from Michelle Obama conference New York Post. Please help me avoid straying into any “sacred space of sisterhood and fellowship.”
Brexit: the worst of all possible worlds EUReferendum.com
China’s One-Man Show Jacobin
Artificial intelligence could take over jobs, but India needs to embrace technology: Raghuram Rajan The deck: The economist emphasised the need to improve the education system and skill development and also batted for Universal Basic Income. Scroll.in. Interesting– Rajan is former head of India’s central bank, forced out by Modi.
As the Industry Changed, India’s Public Banks Lost the Most and Won the Least The Wire. Part three of a three-part series; links to first two parts included within.
Hillary fundraiser causes a stink with the DNC NY Post. What the hell is she raising money for? $10K minimum donation to be a charter member in the Onward Together Leadership Council. I guess grifters gotta grift.
The Ghost of Hillary Counterpunch
Trump signs bill that kills Obama-era rule targeting wage theft, unsafe working conditions Chicago Tribune. UserFriendly: “drain that swamp.”
Man Out of Time The Baffler. Pete Peterson obit by Doug Henwood.
The Pinkertons Still Never Sleep New Republic
Eroding Protection Under the Law ProPublica
Gaddafi’s ghost haunts walking-dead King Sarko Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
Isis-inspired terror attacks in Europe give the impression it’s still a global force. It’s not. Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Steve Jobs tried to warn Mark Zuckerberg about privacy in 2010 Quartz (David L) For Steve Jobs to be concerned, you know it’s bad.
This Is So Much Bigger Than Facebook Atlantic.
Bannon breaks silence on Facebook and Breitbart at FT event Columbia Journalism Review
Roseanne Barr Warns Kimmel: ‘You Want Pence For President? Then Zip That F**kin Lip!’ Mediaite. She does have a point.
From Scandals to Secrecy, the Curious Similarities Between Trump’s and Reagan’s EPA DeSmogBlog. From two weeks ago, but still germane.
Trump Is Bringing In Loyalists And Getting Rid Of Critics FiveThirtyEight.
Welcome to the Dick Cheney Administration Foreign Policy. Stephen Walt.
Land of the Lawless The deck: How power in America has turned the rule of law into a mere myth. Lapham’s Quarterly. Ralph Nader. Important.
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