Patient readers, Yves apologizes for the lack of original posts. She had a business dinner last night, which was productive and informative, but she hasn’t been feeling so hot and it took all of what she had to perform. –lambert
How fast are the oceans warming? Science
If Trump Wants to Get Out of Syria, He Should Strike a Deal With Russia Foreign Affairs. Blob pseudopodium bored of Syria…
Russia’s GMO debate looks a lot like America’s – with more geopolitics Christian Science Monitor (MR).
Historic Strike by the Working Class against Anti-Labour State Policies GroundXero. They have demands.
Delhi cows and elderly to moo-ve in together Daily Mail
Over 100 Bangladesh garment plants halt operations in strike Nikkei Asian Review
Japanese prosecutors file new charges against former Nissan chair Ghosn Agence France Presse
Taiwan premier, cabinet to quit after local election defeat The Business Times
US-China trade war divides Southeast Asia, belt and road fears unite it: survey South China Morning Post
5 reasons why there’s still no end to the shutdown Nathan Gonzales, Roll Call. A more measured take than most.
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Raising the Bar on the Green New Deal Black Agenda Report. Very good, and explains the role of Howie Hawkins.
Democrats in Disarray
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes the Democrats Back to the Future: An Interview with the Historian Rick Perlstein The New Yorker. “[S]uddenly, she has the power to actually act in a way that the Party hasn’t—a party that, almost forty years later, is still traumatized by the success of Ronald Reagan. It’s a profoundly generational phenomenon, and, clearly, it’s scary.” So, the key drivers for electoral politics are psychology and generational change. Good to know. That’s why we study history.
Modern Monetary Theory Doesn’t Make Single-Payer Health Care Any Easier Josh Barro, New York Magazine (Furzy Mouse).
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
How Facebook Borrows From the NSA Playbook Reader Supported News
Our Famously Free press
Iowa “Ag-Gag” Law Suppressing Journalism Ruled Unconstitutional Shadowproof (MR).
Imperial Collapse Watch
Mattis: One More General for the ‘Self Licking Ice Cream Cone’ The American Conservative
After the Storm The Baffler
Antidote du jour (via):
Bonus antidote (MR):
"Mama snow leopard acts scared when baby leopard tries to sneak up on her" <- looks more like mama showing the gap between their ninja skills and putting baby in its place like "you're 100 years too early to face me" pic.twitter.com/eIOEhJ7Cst
— Fluff Society (@FluffSociety) January 10, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.