An ice shelf melts and the world’s sea levels gain an inch The Outline (DL).
Hot Times for Reindeer: All-Time Records Melt in Lapland Weather Underground
Barnier adopts conciliatory tone over Ireland FT. From FT comments: “No, this was not a conciliatory tone. This was a diplomatic way of telling the British government to get its act together and suggest something real. With Donald Trump’s visit and style still fresh in our minds, Barnier might indeed sound conciliatory. But he’s just sending a reminder to London that still hasn’t done its job.”
Macron fires security aide filmed beating protester Deutsche Welle
Israel Declares Itself Apartheid State Moon of Alabama
New Mossad chief to apologise for use of UK passports in Dubai killing Independent. That’s nice.
Iran has laid groundwork for extensive cyberattacks on U.S., say officials NBC. That’s the nice thing about cyber; with attribution (e.g., Stuxnet) so hard, the narrative is endlessly malleable.
New Cold War
The Helsinki Summit: A Good Idea Turns Bad The National Interest
After Helsinki: Moving Forward in an Overwhelming Toxic Atmosphere Valdai Discussion Club
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Michael Cohen’s tapes might be the kompromat we’ve been waiting for Los Angeles Times
A Theory of Trump Kompromat The New Yorker
The Real Link Between the White House and the Kremlin Village Voice
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It’s Time For A Little Perspective on Russia Current Affairs
Russiagate is a Ruling Class Diversion Black Agenda Report
How to Start a Nuclear War Harpers
US to alert public to foreign operations targeting Americans CNET (YC). YC: “U.S. elites don’t like competition when it comes to manipulating the American public.”
Democrats in Disarray
The Democratic Party Apologizes to Black Voters The Atlantic
Congrats, comrades, on shaking Democrats up the right way E.J. Dionne, WaPo (UserFriendly).
Imperial Collapse Watch
Yes, We Should Call Them Imperialists The American Conservative
How we lost America to greed and envy Martin Wolf, FT
How Contemporary Antitrust Robs Workers of Power Law and Political Economy
Young people are drinking themselves to death in record numbers Yahoo Lifestyle
Reversing cause and effect is no trouble for quantum computers Phys.org. Science is popping…
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