U.S. starts giving documents to lawyers of ex-Goldman banker Ng in 1MDB case Reuters. Enormous corruption case chugs along.
Dems Want DoD Contractor Price-Gouging Fix National Journal
I guess June really will be the end of May.
— Lee J. Carter (@carterforva) May 24, 2019
It’s a sadness:
Seems Theresa didn’t want to share her moment…pic.twitter.com/ExWgsShwbO
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) May 24, 2019
How deeply damaging policies have destroyed council housing Verso. On the Grenfell fire (see NC here and here).
‘Troops To Iran’ Scare – The Mountain Brings Forth A Mouse Moon of Alabama. If only it were possible to convert hysteria into power, we could end the fossil fuel industry forever!
The evidence we were never meant to see about the Douma ‘gas’ attack Robert Fisk, Independent
Key lawmaker wants U.S. to invade Venezuela to counter Cuba’s influence Miami Herald. Lindsey Graham.
Don’t Fear the Modi: Hinduism Makes India Great The American Conservative
Narendra Modi Barack Obama, Time (2015). A blast from the past.
China’s Massive Belt and Road Initiative Council on Foreign Relations
On Julian Assange, the administration throws smart and careful out the window Editorial Board, WaPo. First, they came for Assange…
Potential Clash Over Secrets Looms Between Justice Dept. and C.I.A. NYT. The lead: “President Trump’s order allowing Attorney General William P. Barr to declassify any intelligence that led to the Russia investigation sets up a potential confrontation with the C.I.A. It effectively strips the agency of its most critical power: choosing which secrets it shares and which ones remain hidden.” So, if the CIA has the power to keep whatever it does secret whenever it wants to, who’s really running the country?
Senator Sanders and Representative Lee Propose to Make Wall Street Pay CEPR. Financial transactions tax.
Josh Hawley, the Senator From Main Street The American Conservative. Hawley is having a moment, isn’t he?
Avenatti, Wohl and the Krassensteins Prove Political Media Is a Hucksters’ Paradise Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
Well, you know how Jews are:
— Jose Caballero for Congress (@JoseCaballeroSD) May 25, 2019
Ursula Le Guin on Abortion: “The Princess” & “What It Was Like” Reading is Therapy
Black Injustice Tipping Point
What Reparations for Slavery Might Look Like in 2019 New York Times
Black Capitalism Won’t Save Us The Nation
Boeing 737 MAX
Boeing faces preliminary SEC investigation into its 737 MAX disclosures Seattle Times. After Musk thumbed his nose at them. Successfully.
Optimism After Daylong Meeting On Efforts To Fix Boeing 737 Max NPR. They buried the lead: “[T]he process of conducting test flights and reviewing data could take three or four weeks .” One would not want Boeing to rush. However, one might speculate that when the lid was lifted on the bucket of worms that was the MCAS software development process, the scope of work suddenly increased.
When Socialists Swept Milwaukee The Belt. Site of the 2020 Democrat convention.
MacBook Pro 15″ Touch Bar 2019 Teardown iFixIt. About that butterfly keyboard….
Digital Socialism? Evgeny Morosov, New Left Review
Antidote du jour:
Meet snowflake — a rare albino alligator 🐊❄️ pic.twitter.com/nEd4Y9n2jC
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 21, 2019
Bonus antidote (via):
Lazy, hazy, crazy….
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.