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
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
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 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
California’s climate moon shot The Week
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.
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.
Crashing currency chaos spreads across the Global South Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
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.