Rising seas: ‘Florida is about to be wiped off the map’ Guardian (David L)
So much for ‘statistical objectivity’ Lars P. Syll (PlutoniumKun)
Stumbling and Mumbling: Labour: the party of business Stumbling and Mumbling. UserFriendly: “God this is risky. Don’t court a base you don’t want to represent.”
New Cold War
Recent Pentagon Increases Exceed Russia’s Entire Military Budget Institute for Public Accuracy
US Wants India To Stop Importing Oil From Iran By November NDTV (Kevin W)
Turkey’s European dream may be over, is the Sultan ready for Eurasia? Pepe Escobar, Asia Times (Chuck L)
The migration crisis will shatter Europe Globe and Mail
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
How the Surveillance State Destroys the Lives of Poor Whites and People of Color Prospect (UserFriendly)
Orlando ends facial recognition program with Amazon Reuters (EM)
Trump Eases Demand for New Tools to Limit Chinese Investment Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump’s opponent in his trade war is actually economics, and he will certainly lose Steve Roach, South China Morning Post (Scott)
Why It’s Wrong to Vilify Trump and the Folks Who Work for Him Benjamin Studebaker (UserFriendly)
‘Media Coverage of This Case Has Been Sloppy When Present at All’ FAIR. Trump v. dissenters.
Sarah Sanders Will Now Get Secret Service Protection After Restaurant Kerfuffle: Report Alternet. Trump trolling the media again…
Republican tax law hits churches Politico (UserFriendly)
Earthquake in the Bronx. One thing I have been saying for a while: the prospects for the left get better with every passing day. More old Clinton voters die while more young socialist-leaning young people reach voting age. Lambert will have more to say, but some tidbits for now:
28-Year-Old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Might Just Be the Future of the Democratic Party Vogue. UserFriendly: “Geeze even vogue comes out for Ocasio.”
What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory Means New York Times. Jeff W:
I don’t often give to political candidates but I did, in fact, all the way out here in California, donate to her campaign.
I am sending you this for the following reason: there is not a word, not a hint, of the fact that Ocasio-Cortez did not take any corporate money and ran very explicitly on that fact.
It’s a glaring and telling omission.
By contrast: Ocasio-Cortez beat Joe Crowley campaigning on Medicare for all, guaranteed jobs and abolishing ICE Washington Post (UserFriendly)
Lol the comments under this are GLORIOUS 😂
P.S. I got my eye on you and Schumie. You two trash bags are both gunna go. https://t.co/3822S63v9h
— Jules 🌹☭ (@MissJules5x) June 27, 2018
4 major lessons from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s titanic upset in New York CNN. Carey, who flagged this story and I have doubts about #4. It overeggs idpol. Ocasio-Cortez is genuine, as is Sanders, in his cranky Jewish uncle way, and Erica Garner was.
Interesting— turnout among young voters said to be huge in western Queens. https://t.co/UidaM1FTA2
— Josh Robin (@joshrobin) June 27, 2018
UserFriendly: “More of this. Also, Ben Jealous won and it looks like Emily Sirota will too. And pot in OK. Good day for the left.”
“No one is safe,” one Dem strategist tells ABC News in response to Crowley loss. https://t.co/RovnwqVtYQ
— Ben Siegel (@benyc) June 27, 2018
And don’t forget this:
— Gallifreyan Jedi (@JediofGallifrey) June 26, 2018
Can 2018’s progressive candidates overcome the power of money in politics Fast Company (UserFriendly)
Third Way? Third Way Plus? The Democrats’ Rules and Bylaws Committee Again Revisits Superdelegates Frontloading HQ (UserFriendly)
Moody’s Gives Regulated Utilities a Negative Outlook for the First Time Greentech Media (Chuck L)
GE Narrows Focus to Power, Aviation in Latest Revamp Wall Street Journal (Kevin W)
Uber Granted New London License by U.K. Court Wall Street Journal
The Gender Paradox of the Nordic Welfare State IFS (PlutoniumKun)
The gospel of Elon Musk, according to his flock The Verge (Kevin W)
How McKinsey Lost Its Way in South Africa New York Times (Dr. Kevin). Hopefully I will have more to say about this tomorrow. Suffice it to say the headline is awfully charitable.
Hepatitis Spikes as Poverty and Isolation Grip the Homeless and Forgotten Mint Press. Important. UserFriendly: “Dear God, deaths of poverty now.”
American oblivion: The Obama and Trump years Soundcloud (YY). Thomas Frank on This is Hell.
Capital In The Twenty-First Century Slate Star Codex (UserFriendly)
For WaPo, Subsidizing Bus Fare Is a Lot Like Giving the Rich $5 Trillion FAIR (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour. Tom T: “Monarch caterpillar (as far as I can tell) on Milkweed, Elk Grove IL. Milkweed took over the front of the house several years ago, but this is the first time we’ve noticed the caterpillars.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.