Spanish flu Reuters. “Banco de Sabadell’s problems are spreading.”
The silent bailout system that could rip the eurozone apart Financial News. On Target2. Readers?
Danger And Despair Inside Cambian Group, Britain’s Largest Private Child Care Home Provider Buzzfeed. Thanks, Maggie!
New York acts to boot Spectrum cable out of the state Syracuse.com (Bob). Bob: “Strange story. Why the Friday PM news dump? It should be a wildly popular move. Why do it on a Friday?”
U.S. House passes defense bill restricting drawdown of troops in S. Korea Yonhap News Agency
North Korea’s Power Structure Council on Foreign Relations
Trump seeks to revive ‘Arab NATO’ to confront Iran Reuters (KW).
Israel to declare Gaza protest killings ‘operational mishaps’ Middle East Monitor
Why We Know So Little About the U.S.-Backed War in Yemen Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
China has no idea how to play Trump, and is doing what it always does when it smells trouble South China Morning Post. Interesting on politics, less so on economics.
Laos dam collapse and stress on the Mekong The Interpreter
New Cold War
Taking a New Look at the Unverified Steele Dossier by Publius Tacitus Sic Semper Tyrannis (GF).
High Crimes and Misdemeanors – Not by Trump but Obama and Democrats Black Agenda Report
Step Right Up And Feast Your Eyes On The Unfathomable Comey, The Man Who Is Both Good And Bad! The Beautiful Monster Who Makes Resisters’ Minds Spin! Betrayer Of Hillary! Enemy Of Trump! Behold This Freak Of Nature! ResistanceHole
The Myth of Russia’s Arctic Rule Geopolitical Futures
Trump policies affect Californians in all walks of life. Here’s how the state is fighting back Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times
Conservative Hard-Liner Rep. Jim Jordan To Run For House Speaker NPR. Seems like the Hastert Rule still applies…
An obscure federal law may give corporations immunity from lawsuits over terrorism Los Angeles Times. But: “Was the shooting massacre of 58 people at a concert in Las Vegas last year an act of terrorism?”
Democrats in Disarray
Can liberals please work out how to win back the working class? Thomas Frank, Guardian. “As for me, I am off to write a few books. I’ll be back in this space in a few years and we will see how things have gone.”
Much ado about socialism The Week
Vivienne Ming: ‘The professional class is about to be blindsided by AI FT. Not if IBM’s Watson debacle is any guide.
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