Money from Fired CalPERS Equity Managers May End Up in Direct Lending Chief Investment Officer (KW).
In 2030, we ended the climate emergency. Here’s how The Correspondent
Trump asks for NATO help in Middle East Politico. Let me know how that works out.
There Is Nothing Left for Americans to Do in Iraq Foreign Policy
The Iranian missile strike: an initial evaluation The Saker (KW).
Nancy Pelosi said ‘I’ll call him back’ when Mike Pence called to tell her about Iranian missile attacks in revenge for Qassem Soleimani’s death – then she went to a restaurant opening after speaking to him Daily Mail
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This Is Religious Zionism’s Privatization Generation Haaretz (JT McPhee).
Markets Have No Use for Your World War III Memes John Authers, Bloomberg
The Future Of America’s Contest With China The New Yorker
I guess they’d be taking the Negative? Thread:
At the World Universities Debating Championship, 3 Jan 2020 the final motion was "This House as the Chinese Government would grant Hong Kong citizens universal suffrage." The Chinese attendees and observers immediately left the hall,
— Leo Weese 獅草地 (@LeoAW) January 8, 2020
Trump’s Thin Crisis Team Is Scary, Too Bloomberg
Have Americans Usually Supported Their Wars? History News Network
Trump Ratings Remain Low Around Globe, While Views of U.S. Stay Mostly Favorable Pew Research. For example (dk):
The American people would do well to realize that the vast majority of Iranians feel like this man. They are not all religious zealots. They just want to live in peace and dignity. https://t.co/MazCVIElR9
— Shawn Winnick (@swinnickmd) January 9, 2020
Campaign Diary: Notes from the Most Unpredictable Primary Race Ever Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
Can Voters Detect Malicious Manipulation of Ballot Marking Devices? (PDF) Matthew Bernhard, Allison McDonald, Henry Meng, Jensen Hwa, Nakul Bajaj, Kevin Chang, J. Alex Halderman, University of Michigan. No. (See also WaPo, The Cybersecurity 202: Voting machines touted as secure option are actually vulnerable to hacking, study finds.) In light of that result:
It is bizarre and alarming that @RepZoeLofgren & @HouseAdm_Dems chose to omit from their witness list any and all experts who have actually studied the verifiability concerns with ballot-marking devices (BMDs) and VVPATs. I am very concerned about tomorrow’s hearing. https://t.co/lAdXnXSyKZ
— Jennifer Cohn (@jennycohn1) January 9, 2020
Pelosi loses Senate Democrats on Trump impeachment delay BBC. Still waiting for signs of Pelosi’s strategic genius.
Our Famously Free Press
U.S. Media Outlets Fail to Disclose U.S. Government Ties of ‘Iranian Journalist’ Echoing Trump Talking Points Responsible Statecraft. They never do.
How Political Fact-Checkers Distort the Truth The New Republic
What does class mean in 21st century Britain? Open Democracy
The Big Plan Blind Gossip
Antidote du Jour (via):
— Kakslauttanen (@kakslauttanen) January 8, 2020
I dunno about surreal and scary. Looks festive to me!
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.