A Summary of U.S. State Historical Snowfall Extremes Weather Underground
The battle over green investment is hotting up Gillian Tett, FT
Brexit: collapse at the fringes EU Referendum
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UK could drop plans to tax tech firms in rush to secure US trade deal Guardian. Poodles are rule-takers.
Photos show hundreds of thousands of people protesting in France in the biggest strikes against Macron yet Business Insider. A round-up. 800,000 says the Guardian.
Why the French Have Gone on Strike Again Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
Emmanuel Macron’s Year of Cracking Heads Foreign Policy
A Tiny Island Exposes Europe’s Failures The Atlantic
Violence and the State Craig Murray
The Power of Anarchist Analysis Nathan J. Robinson, Current Affairs
China’s State Development In Comparative Historical Perspective (PDF) APSA Comparative Politics. Interesting.
Beijing’s hopes for AI dominance may rest on how many US-educated Chinese want to return home South China Morning Post
New Cold War
Ukraine’s Divided House Still Stands Foreign Affairs
The Russians Are Coming! The American Conservative
Who Is Making US Foreign Policy? The Nation
What the Law Professors Brought to the Trump Impeachment Hearings Amy Sorkin, The New Yorker
What’s Next on Impeachment LawFare
The 10 most important revelations to expect from the Russia probe FISA report John Solomon Reports. “Can the FBI be trusted going forward to adequately, fairly and honestly protect civil liberties of Americans while conducting counterintelligence, counterterrorism and criminal investigations[?]” I know what the liberal answer to this once would have been. We’ll see!
‘An Arm And A Leg’: How Much For Stitches In The ER? Hard To Gauge Upfront KHN. Paging Franz Kafka.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
U.S. Navy Reserve Doctor on Gina Haspel Torture Victim: “One of the Most Severely Traumatized Individuals I Have Ever Seen” The Intercept (DG). Obama on torture: “We’re still evaluating how we’re going to approach the whole issue of interrogations, detentions, and so forth. And obviously we’re going to be looking at past practices and I don’t believe that anybody is above the law. On the other hand I also have a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards.” On the bright side, Gina Haspel, a [x] woman, subequently shattered the glass ceiling at CIA, setting an example for young women and girls everywhere. So there’s that.
Uber Says 3,045 Sex Assaults Were Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year NYT. “‘The numbers are jarring and hard to digest,’ Tony West, Uber’s chief legal officer, said in an interview. ‘What it says is that Uber is a reflection of the society it serves.'”
Unfree Agents The Baffler
“Booming” Economy Means More Bad Jobs and Faster Race to the Bottom Black Agenda Report
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