Readers, Merry Christmas! –lambert
Column: How did God make it into millions of consumer contracts? Los Angeles Times
Seasons greetings from the organs of state security:
— CBP (@CBP) December 25, 2019
How Jimmy Stewart’s war service affected ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Chicago Tribune
The Secrets of New York City Ballet’s Pointe Shoe Room Dance Spirit. For Nutcracker fans.
French strikers oppose “Christmas truce” called by Macron and trade unions WSWS. Miserably inadequate coverage from our mainstream media not only of the gilets jaunes but of the ongoing General Strike, bordering on outright censorship.
Canada Follows US Lead By Ignoring OPCW Scandal Antiwar.com
Snipers in the Kitchen New Left Review
In Hong Kong crackdown, police repeatedly broke their own rules — and faced no consequences WaPo. “The Post reviewed a full version of the Hong Kong Police Force’s internal use-of-force guidelines, the Force Procedures Manual, verified by two police officers and two lawyers.” Real reporting, despite the horrid mobile-friendly format.
Who’s Really in Charge of the Senate Impeachment Trial? Bruce Ackerman, Slate. John Roberts rides to the rescue?
Further Thoughts on the Crossfire Hurricane Report LawFare. Also setting the table for the Durham report.
If Ukraine Is Impeachable, What’s Afghanistan? Andrew Bacevich, Defense One
Convict Trump: The Constitution is more important than abortion The Christian Post. “The Christian Post is one of the larger twice a month newspapers in the Washington, DC area. The newspaper has a twice a month circulation of approximately 20,000.” So possibly more important within the Beltway than outside it.
GOP Lawmaker Plotted Insurrections to Establish Christian State New York Magazine (Re Silc). Matt Shea, a real piece of work.
Hunter Biden is linked to multiple criminal probes involving fraud, money laundering and counterfeiting, and owns stunning Hollywood Hills home, paternity court case documents claim Daily Mail. Kompromat. I mean, obviously.
The ‘Blob’ Embraces Buttigieg The American Conservative. On that endorsement from “200 foreign policy professionals.”
What Pete Buttigieg Really Thinks About Young Progressives Iowa Starting Line
The problem with world trade is not tariffs, but too much globalisation. Can Elizabeth Warren fix it? Dani Rodrik, South China Morning Post
View from the ‘burbs Reuters
People hate shopping for health insurance Axios. What, even the “smart shoppers”?
Our Current Healthcare System Is a Bad Jobs Guarantee Mike the Mad Biologist
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
The Groves of Academe
How classroom technology is holding students back MIT Technology Review
My Semester With the Snowflakes Medium.
Crush A Car With a Tank! Battlefield Vegas. Best part: “This tank was once in service in the British Army as a Chieftain Mk8 but thanks to Hollywood, this beast was transformed into a replica of the M1A1 Abrams that is in use by the United States military and some of her allies.”
Jet Age Capitalism Redux The Baffler
The Fight Over the 1619 Project Is Not About the Facts The Atlantic. Maybe.
Baking in the Cooperation (podcasts) Grass Roots Economic Organizing
How Chinese Food Fueled the Rise of California Punk Topic Magazine
Thinking in Space: The Role of Geography in National Security Decision-Making Texas National Security Review
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.