May 4, 1970: 49 years later at Kent State (The Rev Kev). Cleveland 19 News
Camille Paglia Can’t Say That Atlantic
White Sands, New Mexico: Mesmerizing Landscape Photography by Navid Baraty Protogrist (david l)
Britain’s legacy is not benign – the Cambridge slavery inquiry will show we have plenty to feel guilty for Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Anger grows at May-Corbyn bid to stitch up Brexit deal Guardian (The Rev Kev)
Brexit: negativity EUReferendum.com
Northern Ireland local elections: smaller parties make gains Guardian (The Rev Kev)
Biden Thinks Trump Is the Problem, Not All Republicans. Other Democrats Disagree. NYT. re Silc: “beyond stupid.”
Labor’s Old Guard Struggles to Turn Out for Biden in Pittsburgh Payday Report (martha r)
Roaming Charges: Biden in Plain Sight Counterpunch (re Silc)
Nobody Wants to Run for Senate Slate (re Silc)
EXCLUSIVE: ‘This stings!’ How Obama saw Trump’s victory as a ‘personal insult,’ watched the movie Dr. Strange to distract himself from election results and blamed Hillary for the loss because of her ‘scripted, soulless campaign’ Daily Mail. Of course, it had absolutely nothing to do with foreclosures or the continuing decline in American living standards during his presidency – and his failure to do anything about it.
1. Name the bomb throwing Harvard economist who wrote the following MMT consistent insights re WWII, after serving as an economic advisor to the State Department, the US Treasury, and the Federal Reserve Board (thread ahead): “The liquid assets of nonbank investors increased…”
— Robert Parenteau (@MacroEdge1) 3 May 2019
Uber Wants to Be the Uber of Everything—But Can It Make a Profit? WSJ. The Journal notices.
The Economy We Need Project Syndicate Project Syndicate. Joseph Stiglitz
Brain Drain and the Polarization of America American Conservative
How to Rebuild America’s Economic Foundations Project Syndicate. Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson.
Uber Sued By 6,000 Australian Taxi Drivers For ‘Illegal Operations’ International Business Times
Jacksonville Passengers Recount Harrowing Plane Landing That Felt ‘Like an Explosion’ NYT (Jerry B). Another Boeing “mishap” – 737, but not MAX.
Huawei Phone Buyers Don’t Share Trump’s Concerns Bloomberg. re Silc: “”why is china any worse than the nsa, apple, google or amazon???”
We’re all actors in the New Silk Road play Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
China Cashes in on the Cannabis Boom NYT. re Silc: “i would guess sprayed with wacky chems too”. Moi: They already supply the cheap garlic to my neighbourhood bodega; why not cannabis too?
Will India soon see a malaria vaccine? Health Issues India. Filing this here as it’s from an Indian source and the piece is written from an Indian perspective. The vaccine is actually first being tested in Malawi.
US approves controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia Straits Times. Dengue killed a dear friend of mine last year, and I know several other people who have been afflicted. Nonetheless it makes me uneasy that the FDA is approving this vaccine just after the Philippines banned it in 2016, citing safety concerns, and is pursuing criminal charges against Sanofi. The company “admitted the vaccine was not suitable for people who had not previously been infected with the virus”. Glad we can trust the FDA . Oh, wait.
Note to Washington: Hands Off the ‘New’ Arab Spring Truthdig Maj. Danny Sjursen
Democrats Must Make an Example of Bill Barr New Republic (re Silc)
Venezuela: Establishment Talking Points Translation Key Caitlin Johnstone (The Rev Kev)
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