Readers, we have now entered one of our two yearly comments holidays, beginning today and continuing through and including Sunday September 9.
Happy Labor Day!
9 SURPRISING THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT LABOR DAY (UserFriendly)
Fertility doc inseminated dozens of women with own sperm, DNA sites find Ars Technica (Chuck L)
Super Typhoon Jebi Is Now the Planet’s Most Powerful Storm The Inertia (David L)
THE FUTURE OF FOOD: Scientists have found a fast and cheap way to edit your food’s DNA WaPo. J T McPhee: No problem, mate!
This 16-year-old invented a robot that can help scientists keep trees and forests healthy Business Insider (David L)
Retail’s new niche: Aging baby boomers The Oregonian (CM)
The Cuomo-Nixon Debate and the Definition of Politics The New Yorker
Advocates Say Paper Ballots Are Safest Bloomberg. From early August but still germane.
Burn, Baby, Burn
California bill passes PG&E fire liability on to customers ABC Fresno (The Rev Kev)
This city has a vision for mass transit that doesn’t involve city buses Ars Technica (Chuck L)
The Online Gig Economy’s ‘Race to the Bottom’ The Atlantic (David L)
Why Technology Favors Tyranny The Atlantic (David L)
Wells Fargo fires employees over falsifying dinner receipts San Francisco Business Times (RS)
Confessions of a superyacht stewardess CNN. J T McPhee: “What they do with all that money.”
Futuristic ‘moving grandstand’ proposed for horse track in New Mexico NBC (UserFriendly)
Kill Me Now
Obama to urge rejection of ‘authoritarian politics and policies’ in speech The Hill (UserFriendly)
Rethinking Belt-and-Road Debt Yale Global Online
The Crisis That Created Putin Jacobin
The Unseeables London Review of Books. Tariq Ali.
US Pharma Giant J&J Faces Heat in India Asia Sentinel
‘We Would Be Opening the Heavens to War’ FAIR (UserFriendly)
Ford Cancels Focus Crossover For U.S. Consumers After Trump’s Trade War Tariffs HuffPo (The Rev Kev)
John McCain & The Uniparty’s Funeral For Itself Alpha News (ScottTX). Today’s a day I really miss Alexander Cockburn, who ignored the de mortuis nil nisi bonum injunction, and could be relied on to produce an honest obituary for the likes of John McCain.
In case you missed the Welsh Guards playing Respect on the day of Aretha’s funeral at the Changing the Guard. From one Queen to another. pic.twitter.com/nSEdqCsPtY
— Pádraig Belton (@PadraigBelton) 1 September 2018
Antidote du Jour.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.