Boeing reveals single-pilot planes could soon be a reality thanks to autonomous technology Daily Mail. What could go wrong?
Partisanship’s a Helluva Drug — And It’s Reshaping the Economy Politico. Could account for the continuing split between surveys and data in economic statistics.
Jeremy Corbyn and the English Fetishization of Irony The New Yorker. Tory/PLP smear metastatizes across the Pond. The sleight of hand is right out in the open: “Zionists” are conflated with “British Jews” in the space of two paragraphs.
Old Rivals, New Allies? Modern Age
Criticism of China by Malaysia’s Mahathir resonates around East Asia, and with Beijing South China Morning Post
The Epistemology of Surveillance China Channel
Contested waters: Conflict on Africa’s Great Lakes Deutsche Welle
New Cold War
Lanny Davis Says He Was A Source For CNN’s Trump Tower Story CNN. The deck: “Davis, Cohen’s lawyer and spokesperson, said he also regrets lying about his involvement in the story on CNN’s air last week.” Reporters should call out sources who lie to them more often.
Think Trump Is Doomed? Not So Fast. Politico
Russia Wants a Deal with the United States on Cyber Issues. Why Does Washington Keep Saying No? Council on Foreign Relations
The Priesthood of The Big Crazy Gary Wills, NYRB
Peak McCain (1):
List of luminaries who will speak at John McCain's Sunday funeral in Washington:
*George W. Bush
List of pallbearers includes Warren Beatty, Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Russ Feingold, Tom Ridge
— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) August 27, 2018
“Luminaries” is good. (Spy Magazine’s sobriquet for Henry Kissinger: “Socialite war criminal.”)
Peak McCain (2):
Just noticed the words at the bottom of the Google search screen. Nicely done. Thanks. pic.twitter.com/SaFtCEQZJr
— Frank Bruni (@FrankBruni) August 26, 2018
Looks like it’s Google doing A/B testing. This is the screen I get:
I’m so old I remember when Google was just a search engine. Back when Google seemed… neutral.
Democrats in Disarray
Why the Blue Wave Missed Missouri’s 1st CD Black Agenda Report. Must-read. (Personally, I don’t put Justice Democrats at al. in the “Blue Wave” bucket, but that’s a quibble compared to the meat of the post.)
What on Earth is Obama doing? The Week. What he always does!
A Jolt To The Jugular! You’re Insured But Still Owe $109K For Your Heart Attack KHN. After the story broke, the hospital backed off. Telling you the billing — all billing — is bullshit to begin with, right?
Our Famously Free Press
Pets and Financial Distress Credit Slips. “What have been your experiences regarding pets and financial distress, both pre-bankruptcy and in bankruptcy?”
Happy older people live longer Science Daily
Brave New Park This Land Press. Tulsa.
Dams and reservoirs can’t save us. This is the new future of water infrastructure. Quartz. Paging Michael Burry….
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.