Wild Pig Wars: Controversy Over Hunting, Trapping in Missouri AgWeb. I wonder if pigs rooting is good for the soil.
Uber Shares Are Quickly Approaching ‘White Knuckle’ Territory Bloomberg (DL). Pardon my schadenfreude.
Do transportation network companies decrease or increase congestion? Science. Increase. That’s why we need robot cars.
IHOP And Ramadan: A Uniquely American-Muslim Tradition WAMU. Like (American) Chinese food for Christmas…
White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War NYT. “The 120,000 troops would approach the size of the American force that invaded Iraq in 2003.” In 2003 it took many months to preposition the materiel for the invsasion. If that’s happened already, it hasn’t been reported.
Satellite images show no major damage to ‘sabotaged’ ships Associated Press. I don’t recall articles like this in major venues during the Iraq WMDs debacle. The administration better get busy faking evidence and planting stories like Bush did! Maybe they can ask British intelligence to help out….
Iran Squeezed Between Imperial Psychos and European Cowards Pepe Escobar, Consortium News
Activists at Venezuela Embassy served with eviction notice Associated Press
US Press Reaches All-Time Low on Venezuela Coverage Counterpunch
Brexit: ‘A customs union is both bad policy and bad politics’ The Times. Letter from the 1922 Committee to May
German Failure on the Road to a Renewable Future Der Spiegel
Meet the Indian ‘Miss Marple’ snooping on election candidates Asian Correspondent
The Election Game The Wire
China exporters react to Donald Trump’s new trade war tariff plan: ‘This will kill my US market’ South China Morning Post
A tipping point for Sino-US relations? Asia Times
How an Academic Journal Censored My Review on Xinjiang China Channel
Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham tapped to lead Russia investigation review Hartford Courant. The blowback begins.
No Democrats have read the less-redacted Mueller report. But five Republicans have. CNN. A good lawyer never asks a question without knowing the answer…
New Cold War
U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline Foreign Policy. We’re gonna force them to buy our more expensive gas? That’s not a good look.
How Trump Can Transform Nuclear Arms Control The National Interest
US Border Patrol Is the Most Brutal Militia of All The Atlantic
Boeing 737 Max
From Boeing to E-Ring: Shanahan is Industry’s Man at the Pentagon The American Conservative. By a happy coincidence, Boeing bailout’s bailout is already teed-up.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
AI can now defend itself against malicious messages hidden in speech Science. We keep hearing nobody knows how AI “deep learning” works; this article says it several times. What could go wrong?
Notre-Dame and the Paradoxes of Historical Preservation The New Yorker
Doris Day dies; legendary actress and singer was 97 Los Angeles Times
Antidote du Jour (CC):
CC writes: “Attached is a photo of a butterfly that I took last week when I was in Noda, Chiba Prefecture, outside of Tokyo. The butterfly and the flower are in the Noda City Museum garden.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.