Climate change: the CMBS angle FT Alphaville. Must-read.
Lib Dems offer Johnson route to December election Guardian. An amendment to the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (!).
Brexit: into the darkness EU Referendum
Wilmès becomes first female PM of Belgium EU Observer. Belgium has been without a full federal government since December 2018.
The tip, the raid, the reveal: The takedown of al-Baghdadi AP. Take all of these stories with a truckload of salt.
Attacking the Leader, Missing the Mark: Why Terrorist Groups Survive Decapitation Strikes International Security. April 2014, still germane.
Ahead of Gantz meeting, PM urges broad unity government for sake of security Times of Israel. Bibi: “We need to make tough decisions that require a broad-shouldered government.” See also.
Casting Doubt: Trusting Whistleblowers More Than International Institutions–Syrian CW Attack on Douma Global Justice in the 21st Century
OPCW Losing Credibility As Even More Revelations Surface On Douma Caitlin Johnstone (UserFriendly).
The Assassination of Park Chung Hee (documents) Money Doesn’t Talk, It Swears
What is the problem with rising dependency ratios in Japan – Part 1? Bill Mitchell (UserFriendly).
Soul-searching for China’s Communist Party elite as they consider way ahead South China Morning Post
President Donald Trump greeted with boos at Game 5 of World Series, fans chant ‘lock him up’ USA Today. As close to the sound of tumbrils as we are likely to get, from this crowd.
Impeach DeVos, Not Trump: Democrats should focus on Betsy DeVos’ outrageous mismanagement of the student-loan program Condemned to Debt (UserFriendly).
No, Trump Isn’t Too Stupid to Be Impeached The American Conservative
‘Crisis of confidence’: John Roberts’ impeachment role prompts recusal rumblings Washington Times (Furzy Mouse). Trial balloon.
Democrats in Disarray
Private equity-backed nursing company linked to serious safety lapses Becker’s Hospital Review
Our Famously Free Press
We sold Pando Sarah Lacy, Pando
Can a ‘nobody’ make a popular, financially stable podcast? Columbia Journalism Review
Little Donny has such a sense of entitlement:
Multimillionaire Donny Deutsch on Medicare For All:
“[My parents] worked really hard to put me in a position where I can buy the kind of insurance I want… If I can’t buy it for my children, we are going backwards. We’re fucking Denmark.” pic.twitter.com/WeSxGOgRl9
— Ibrahim (@ibrahimpols) October 26, 2019
Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan The Atlantic
Breaking Bread Cabinet Magazine
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