Dan Rasmussen: The Private Equity Boom is Risk for Main Street The Reformed Broker
‘Not on my list’: private California firms fight fires, raise concerns Agence France Presse
German court dismisses climate change challenge to Merkel Deutsche Welle
Toxic regulations, not the fire brigade, are to blame for the Grenfell deaths The Spectator. C’mon, man.
Russia, the Indispensable Nation in the Middle East Foreign Affairs. The Blob lost. Let the search for traitors begin!
How the New Syria Took Shape NYT (TP). VIsually represents this post on the correllation of forces in Syria in yesterdays Links.
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Cambodian oil: the dream that refuses to die Nikkei Asian Review
The Failed FBI Plot to Paint Trump Doing Deals with Putin Larry Johnson, Sic Semper Tyrannis. It’s extraordinary — by which, I suppose that I now mean it’s completely normal — that after three years of hysteria, RussiaGate, which from day one was couched as impeachment-worthy, doesn’t even feature in the actual impeachment inquiry, now that we have one, even though the cast of characters and what LeCarré would calk the “handwriting” are both the same. Which doesn’t in and of itself invalidate UkraineGate. But holy moley.
Adam Schiff Is No Friend of Progressives Truthdig (DG). DG writes:
What we have here is the center-right of the Democrats fighting with the rightwing-by-definition Republicans for control of the spoils. Sort-a like the Clinton impeachment, but with narrower grounds. And Joe Manchin lurking in there somewhere, as a swing vote, like Joe Lieberman but somehow even less appetizing. As if I would write “appetizing” about Joe Lieberman.
This all is much uglier than meets the eye and getting uglier.
What Can We Expect from Televised Impeachment Hearings? The New Yorker
New Cold War
USDA finalizes location for research agencies in Kansas City The Federal Times
L’Affaire Joffrey Epstein
What’s Going on With Jeffrey Epstein’s Autopsy? Rolling Stone. Dueling forensic pathologists!
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Police State Watch
Our Famously Free Press
Mods! The Baffler. On The New Yorker.
Air Ambulances Are Bankrupting Us (and No One Cares) MedPage Today. Thanks, private equity!
Societies change their minds faster than people do The Economist
Antidote du jour (via):
Chicken can't afford an umbrella so she uses her wings to keep her chicks out of the rain😥 pic.twitter.com/4OFZfCqiIS
— 🗡 (@ActuaIIyPapi) October 30, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.