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 Phys.org. 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
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
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 EUReferendum.com
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
‘URBAN MAOISTS’: IN MODI’S INDIA, IF YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT YOU MUST BE ON THE LEFT SCMP
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.
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)
Antidote du Jour.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.