The climate change story is half true Our Finite World
Teva and Other Generic Drugmakers Inflated Prices Up to 1,000%, State Prosecutors Say NYT. Good to know pharma’s dirty all the way through, not just the Brands.
Talking to the Law Student With a Novel Theory About Amazon’s Power New York Magazine. Interesting. If enormous global monopolies don’t have to show a profit, how do the locals ever compete?
We need to reclaim the original intent of Mother’s Day The South African
Bring Back the Real Mother’s Day Jacobin
The Original Mother’s Day Proclamation Julia Ward Howe, Plough
At the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC:
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) May 12, 2019
Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks AP. “Publicly available satellite images of the area taken Sunday showed no smoke or fire.”
It‘s Getting Harder to Track US Progress in Afghanistan Defense One
Erdogan Just Committed Political Suicide Foreign Policy. “By overturning an election in Istanbul, he may have triggered a Turkish Spring.”
Former Labour Leader John Smith Would Have Backed A Second Referendum, Says Tom Watson HuffPo. And no doubt would have provided question wording and a time-line, too, given the calendar ???.
Jack Goldsmith, The Mueller Report’s Weak Statutory Interpretation Analysis and Benjamin Wittes, In Defense of Mueller’s Obstruction Theory: A Reply to Jack Goldsmith Lawfare
Russiagate: Law in the Service of Partisan Politics National Review
Putin and Trump’s Ominous Nostalgia for the Second World War The New Yorker
Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise. NYT. Paragraph eight: “In January, The Times announced a joint venture with Verizon to build a 5G journalism lab.”
Do Trump’s Tariffs Really Matter? Bloomberg
‘Tough decisions’ lie ahead for USPS in upcoming 10-year business plan Federal News Radio
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2016 Post Mortem
The Team That Scores The Most Points Wins, Even If The Scoring Rules Are Complicated Eschaton. As I’ve been saying, when the rules you understood going in say you win by putting points on the board, you don’t get to claim you really won because you racked up more yardage (say, in California but not Wisconsin).
Boeing 737 MAX
Boeing expects changes to safety regime after 737 crisis FT. “‘I think our leader has done a really good job in keeping the company focused on delivering a fix to our part of this issue, and also to begin planning for long-term changes which I think are going to be quite far reaching and not just for Boeing but for the industry at large,’ [David Calhoun, lead independent director on Boeing’s] board told the Financial Times in an interview.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Military-Industrial Virus Andrew Cockburn, Harpers (KW). Well worth a read.
Support to Resistance: Strategic Purpose and Effectiveness (PDF) Will Irwin, Joint Special Operations University Press. Page 2: “Joint doctrine defines a resistance movement as an ‘organized effort by some portion of the civil population of a country to resist the legally established government or an occupying power and to disrupt civil order and stability.'” Hmm. Newsweek has a summary.
Rebuilding Social Capital in Trump Country The American Conservative
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.