Corn Tastes Better on the Honor System Emergence
Close companions: Early evidence for dogs in northeast Jordan and the potential impact of new hunting methods Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
Church of Sol: The Solar Cycle’s Potential Impact on Weather and Climate Weather Underground
No cash? No problem, with India’s mobile microcredit Nikkei Asian Review. Micro-usury. Swell.
Brexit: Theresa May ‘considers amending Good Friday Agreement’ to break deadlock Independent (KW). By March 29? When I first saw this, I thought it was a parody.
Moving On Institute for Government. They tweet: “On major govt projects, almost half of project directors and a quarter of senior responsible owners leave their roles each year.” Projects such as Brexit planning and implementation, presumably.
Leveling up my cat game:
If Brexit were a cat…pic.twitter.com/1BTSSX6DDy
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) January 16, 2019
Army’s long-awaited Iraq war study finds Iran was the only winner in a conflict that holds many lessons for future wars Army Times. The only winner besides Halliburton et al. If you call that winning.
Ronnie Chan, Donald Trump and how China misread the US in first round of trade talks South China Morning Post
Mongolians are getting angry about corruption The Economist
New Cold War
Coincidence? – Chief Nurse Of British Army Was First To Arrive At Novichoked Skripal Scene Moon of Alabama. “Scene” is indeed the word. When I was in London a couple of years ago, I went to see the great British farce, Noises Off. Hilarity ensued. This latest incredible coincidence in
Weston-super-Marethe Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury should be causing that stiff British upper lip to twitch, at the very least. Maybe when everything’s funny, nothing is funny.
The Russian pension chicken is coming home to roost… (UPDATED) Vineyard of the Saker
The huge problem with Mueller’s Trump-Russia probe that no one talks about Will Bunch, Philadelphia Inquirer
ACLU sues federal agencies in attempt to obtain social media surveillance records The Hill. Invasion of the data snatchers…
Democrats in Disarray
1 big thing: Freshmen Dems balk at impeachment Axios. Goodness. I thought that’s what the Blue Wave was for? (The link includes a spreadsheet for the survey of the Dem frosh. That’s a good practice.)
Hawkish Democrats, Anti-War Republicans? Thank Trump The American Conservative
As Beto O’Rourke Weighs 2020 Run, Democrats Chafe at His Go-It-Alone Style NYT. That trial balloon popped fast.
Elizabeth Warren’s Early Stroke of Genius The Atlantic
Our Famously Free Press
Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump/Russia Story The Intercept. I remember each and every one of these stories, but I’m so jaded that one debacle after another seems like the new normal.
Early Medicaid Expansion Associated With Reduced Payday Borrowing In California Health Affairs. Imagine what #MedicareForAll would do!
“When You Get That Wealthy, You Start to Buy Your Own Bullshit”: The Miseducation of Sheryl Sandberg Vanity Fair (DK). DK: “Gets better when moving past Sandberg, around para eight.”
Millennials Are Taking Charge of Davos Bloomberg. Well, let’s hope they ruin it.
Why 70 per cent tax rates would require capital controls The New Statesman
The Left Critique of Bureaucracy Current Affairs
‘I’m trying not to die right now’: Why opioid-addicted patients are still searching for help Politico. Everything’s going according to plan.
Fans Shocked After Marie Kondo Reveals She Has Been Dating Untidy Cupboard For Past 6 Months The Onion. Dateline — you guessed it — “Brooklyn, NY.”
Antidote du jour (via):
“When the weather’s cold you can see the song” (Geoff Shipp)
The first King Penguin egg to be laid at the Kansas City Zoo hatched on January 13. The chick was named “Blizzard”, since it made its entrance during one big snowstorm! More on ZooBorns: https://t.co/zILywf8CKI pic.twitter.com/4NlxZDbXRe
— ZooBorns (@ZooBorns) January 19, 2019
Awwwww! Look at the little dinosaur!
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.