Bankrupt Coal Company Funded Climate Change Denialism The Intercept
Google to Refund Advertisers After Suit Over Fraud Scheme WSJ. “Google said it wasn’t in a position to return money that had already flowed from its buying tool to third-party online ad marketplaces where publishers were selling ad space.” Shorter: “We don’t know where your money went, so we can’t return what we owe you.” Oh.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) May 17, 2019
Children describe technology that gives them a sense of ambiguity as ‘creepy’ Science Daily. So developers of dark patterns are doing creepy things.
Boeing 737 MAX
‘I’ve become very isolated’: the aftermath of near-doomed QF72 Sidney Morning Herald
Iran and the US, a tale of two presidents Le Monde Diplomatique
How Many Damn F*cking Times Do I Have to Explain This? Power of Narrative. From an old-school blogger who saw it as it happened.
CONFIRMED: Chemical Weapons Assessment Contradicting Official Syria Narrative Is Authentic Caitlin Johnstone (CL).
Why Venezuela’s Government and Opposition Are Finally Coming to the Negotiating Table Time. Not clear what the overlap between a government and a cabal would be.
Defending Chavez’s Project Today: A Conversation with Elias Jaua Venezuelanalysis
Code Pink used the Venezuelan Embassy as an anti-Trump prop. Now the show is over. WaPo. From the very first sentence: “Code Pink activists are all about the visuals — those pink pussy hats…” This is so, so bad. Rancid all the way through.
Revisiting the evidence: Impact of the 2017 sanctions on Venezuela Brookings Institution
China Has Already Lost the Trade War The American Conservative
New Cold War
Transcript: Russia Without Putin Sean’s Russia Blog
Euro-Atlantic Relations in an Era of New US Isolationism Valdai Discussion Club
Propaganda Intensifies Trade War With China Moon of Alabama
Time to Pull US Nuclear Weapons Out of Turkey Defense One
Key House Democrat says he doesn’t anticipate contempt votes this month CNN. Don’t want to offend those suburban Republicans!
The Trailer: What to make of the campaign of former senator Mike Gravel WaPo (UserFriendly).
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
McMaster Uses Worn Vietnam Trope to Accuse Americans of Defeatism The American Conservative
Free Expression on College Campuses (PDF) Knight Foundation. n = 4,407.
The Real Reason Fans Hate the Last Season of Game of Thrones Scientific American. Worth a read even if you’re not a GoT fan.
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