Links 9/2/18

Readers, we have now entered one of our two yearly comments holidays, beginning today and continuing through and including Sunday September 9.

Rescuing cobalt-eyed baby of the world’s fluffiest cat Siberan Times (guurst)

Robotel: Japan hotel staffed by robot dinosaurs This is just…weird.

Glory Days: Reviving Asbury Park, City on the Shore American Conservative

Architectural Criticism That’s Not Just For Architects Common Edge

Study tests whether seaweed in cattle feed reduces emissions AP

Watch: Interview With One of Brazil’s Leading Presidential Candidates, Ciro Gomes Intercept. Glenn Greenwald

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Republican Candidates are Paying a Fossil Fuels Conglomerate for Voter Data Mining Counterpunch  (Glenn F)

Robert Mueller’s Beltway Cover-Up Tablet (Chuck L)

Our Famously Free Press

The Village Voice ends editorial production, lays off half of staff Columbia Journalism Review. And some history (from 2009): It Took a Village New Yorker

Class Warfare

Welfare, But for CEOs Jacobin

Lead in US school water “disturbing”—Detroit just shut off all fountains Ars Technica

We Can Save Lives and Fight the Opioid Epidemic — But the Trump Administration’s Strategies Make the Problem Worse AlterNet

What would happen if we banned work emails at the weekend? BBC

Trump Cuts Pay for Public Workers and Proposes $100 Billion Gift to Richest 1 Percent TruthOut

California Ended Cash Bail. Why Are So Many Reformers Unhappy About It? Politico

So Much for The Great California Bail Celebration Marshall Project

Why Bernie Sanders And Tucker Carlson Agree On Food Stamps HuffPo (The Rev Kev)

Saving Capitalism from Economics 101 Project Syndicate (David L). Simon Johnson.

The Collapse of the Middle Class and the Rise of a New ‘Precariat’ TruthDig

The Next Financial Crisis Lurks Underground NYT (David L)

Why Bernie Sanders supporters shouldn’t be praising the DNC rule change CNN (UserFriendly)

Why startups are leaving Silicon Valley The Economist (David L)

American Political Economy, Disrupted Project Syndicate (David L)

Drones And Stakeouts: How Tesla ‘Haters’ Put Pressure On CEO Musk International Business Times

Comcast Is Trying To Ban States From Protecting Broadband & TV Consumers Above the Law

Pissed Off by Verizon, Firefighters Join the Fight to Restore Net Neutrality Motherboard

What California’s Net Neutrality Victory Means for the Rest of the Country Inverse (David L)

California’s climate moon shot The Week

Health Care

Los Angeles billionaire’s hospital system declares bankruptcy Politico


Barnier stands firm on post-Brexit border in Irish Sea Guardian (The Rev Kev)

Brexit: wishing time away

Hard Brexit won’t be so soft for Germany Handelsblatt

Momentum founder Jon Lansman: ‘I wish people would calm it down’ FT. Lunch with the FT.


Kerala, After The Flood: Pragmatism, not false pride, should govern India’s stand on foreign aid FirstPost

Kerala authorities estimate rebuilding after flood will cost $3bn Al Jazeera


Crackdown on activists shows India needs to drop ‘criminal conspiracy’ as a penal offence Scroll


Iran’s Response To Sanctions? Ignore Them Breaking Energy

Lebanon is on a tightrope, balancing Saudi, Iranian and Western interests – its position is precarious Independent. Robert Fisk.

Saudis admit Yemen strike on bus carrying children unjustified Guardian

Crashing currency chaos spreads across the Global South Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.

Trump Transition

Top trade official in Mexico’s new government says he wants Canada in any future deal – and Mexico did not sell Canada out Globe and Mail

US confirms end to funding for UN Palestinian refugees Guardian (The Rev Kev)


John Kerry won’t rule out 2020 White House run CBS

Antidote du Jour.

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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