Bizarre Newts Live Their Whole Lives, and Reproduce, As Babies National Geographic
How does recycling work? Mashable (DL).
The Problem With Cannabis Packaging Modern Farmer
Lawns Are an Ecological Disaster Earther (DK).
US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads ABC. Regulatory arbitrage, thy name is Silicon Valley….
How social media took us from Tahrir Square to Donald Trump Zeynep Tufekci, MIT Technology Review
What Went Wrong With IBM’s Watson Felix Salmon, Slate (DL).
To Get Ready for Robot Driving, Some Want to Reprogram Pedestrians Bloomberg. If your algo’s broken, fix the inputs…
End U.S. support for this misbegotten and unwinnable war Editorial Board, WaPo. Yemen.
How Many Settlers Need to Be Evacuated to Make Way for a Palestinian State Peter Beinart, Haaretz
Lira’s Downfall is a Symptom: the Political Economy of Turkey’s Crisis Critical Macro Finance (UserFriendly).
Chinese nuclear forces, 2018 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
China restarts coal plant construction after two-year freeze Climate Home News
New Cold War
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What if Russiagate is the New WMDs? The American Conservative
Things got ugly when a Republican strategist accused a former CIA analyst of earning ‘more money’ with his security clearance Business Insider. “Struck a nerve,” as we say.
The Deep State (audio) BBC. Very good.
Democrats in Disarray
Meet the Billings democratic socialists working to win over the working class Missoula Independent
Police State Watch
U. of Akron Will Phase Out 80 Degree Programs and Open New Esports Facilities Chronicle of Higher Education
Detroit real estate game creates chaos in neighborhoods Free Press. “Blight is an active process caused by people, policies and economic interests, rather than the passive phenomenon it’s often made out to be.”
For Centuries, Alewives Dominated the Brewing Industry Atlas Obscura
Stephanie Kelton Wants You to Ask: ‘What Does a Good Economy Look Like?‘ Make Change (UserFriendly). UserFriendly: “Good news, she’s been getting calls from legislators.”
Antidote du jour:
Winter is coming.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.