Probiotics of the plant world: Why soil microbes are gaining worldwide interest Australian Broadcasting Corporation News
The New Canon Chronicle of Higher Education
SI gets a makeover Physics World. Kilogram redefined.
Wars over fish increasingly likely as countries use military force to protect ‘critical commodity’ Australian Broadcasting Corporation News (The Rev Kev)
Revealed: Theresa May’s secret Brexit deal The Times. The front page claim….
Brexit: the pivoting May EUReferendum.com. And a debunking.
Cancer-linked Chemicals Manufactured by 3M Are Turning Up in Drinking Water Bloomberg (JohnnyGL)
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Kill Me Now
Realignment and Legitimacy
Obama rips hecklers: Why are the people who won the last election ‘so mad all the time?’ WaPo. That is the question. And the failure of Democrats to appreciate that legitimate anger is why we’re where we are, with Trump in the White House.
Criminal Justice on the Tuesday Ballot Marshall Project
Here’s a look at the 11 propositions California voters will weigh on Nov. 6 LA Times. Note emphasis on affordable housing.
Protect public trust by auditing elections: It’s easier than you might think The Hill. Don’t like the Russia, Russia, Russia framing. And I have a far better idea: handmarked paper ballots, hand counted in public. What’s so difficult about that?
Can the Republic Strike Back? New York magazine. Reading Andrew Sullivan’s latest is usually a good way to calibrate the current state of pearl-clutching.
The Palace and the Storm The Baffler
Two Workers Are Dead After Partial Building Collapse at Amazon’s Baltimore Warehouse Gizmodo (The Rev Kev) And see from earlier this year, Amazon And Tesla Facilities Named Among The Most Dangerous Workplaces In America Gizmodo
If Jeff Bezos Makes Washington the Second Headquarters of Amazon New Yorker. Show of hands: who believes this whole exercise wasn’t rigged for this result from the beginning?
(via Matt Stoller)
— Scott Galloway (@profgalloway) 3 November 2018
How a Saudi royal crushed his rivals in a ‘shakedown’ at the Ritz-Carlton NBC Not news exactly— nice to see the US MSM finally taking a belated interest.
Is Peace at Hand in Afghanistan? Foreign Policy in Focus Not sure the deep ironic connotation of that headline was intended….
Taibbi: Russia’s Biggest Problem Will Soon Be Ours Rolling Stone. Matt Taibbi. Missed this earlier this week.
Where goats drink first: Women struggle as coastal India grows saltier Thomson Reuters Foundation
After US relief, India works to pay for Iran oil in rupees Times of India
Trump Displays His Contempt for the Iranian People American Conservative
Trump and the Hart-less Presidency NYT MoDo
Wilfred Owen – A Poet Who Wrote the Great War’s Epitaph Even as It Was Writing His The Wire . One hundred years ago today, Wilfred Owen fell to German machine gun fire. His mother received the news one week later, as bells pealed to celebrate the war’s end.
Antidote du Jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.