Prince Harry and Meghan axe all 15 employees in their UK-based team Newscom Australia (The Rev Kev)
Extensive Chemical Safety Fraud Uncovered at German Testing Laboratory Independent Science News (JL)
Beer Waste Helps Montana Town Save Money On Water Treatment NPR (Montanamaven)
The New Spheres of Influence Foreign Affairs Graham Allison.
Dorothy Parker’s Daring Wit Humanities
The way we read now Spectator USA
Tick Tock: Iraqi Leader Still Under Pressure To Boot U.S. Forces American Conservative
It’s time to reclaim Syria’s road to recovery Asia Times (The Rev Kev). Pepe Escobar.
l’Affaire Jeffrey Epstein
In wake of Brexit, EU to put Cayman Islands on tax haven blacklist Guardian (re/silC)
Newsrooms Rethink a Crime Reporting Staple: The Mugshot Marshall Project
Credit-Card Interest Rates Soar to Record High, Bond Yields Drop to Record Low: What Gives? Wolfstreet (zagonostra)
PAID BY THE PIPELINE The Intercept OregonCharles
The Challenging Arithmetic of Climate Action Project Syndicate
Wall Street is trying to catch up on climate change FT (David L)
BP has announced a “net zero” emissions plan MIT Technology Review
Mean Streets Foreign Affairs
The ESA is about to turn one of its spacecraft into a fireball MIT Technology Review
Health insurer stocks surge as Bernie Sanders’ primary win seen boosting Trump’s chances MarketWatch (re/silC)
Giant viruses may be attacking the microbes in our guts Ars Technica (re/silC)
Assange Extradition: Blatant Judicial Double Standards Off Guardian (chuck l)
What’s Behind Warren’s Weak Start FiveThirtyEight
Michael Bloomberg’s campaign suddenly drops memes everywhere The Strats Times
‘This is what panic looks like’: Sanders team hits back after Wall Street criticism Guardian. re/silC: “look out below wall street pete.”
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When Viruses Turn Political Project Syndicate
Is THIS Why Most Coronavirus Deaths Have Been In Chinese Men? George Washington
Here’s How Computer Models Simulate the Future Spread of New Coronavirus Scientfiic American (David L)
US military prepping for coronavirus pandemic Military Times . re/silC: “our space force will shoot the droplets out of the air.”
Antidote du Jour (via) To celebrate day 1 of the Great Backyard Bird Count, I should have posted a picture from the backyard where I’m currently a houseguest. Thanks to reader Milton for cluing me in to the existence of this event.
Alas, no flybys today. Wish I’d managed to snap the greater coucal that flew by the other day. But the bird was long gone before I grabbed my camera. I’ve posted this antidote because it’s in the spirit of a backyard bird:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.