Sweden is now testing its digital version of cash, the e-krona MIT Technology Review
With WikiLeaks, Julian Assange did what all journalists should aspire to do Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
The Assange Hearing: A Reticent Request Craig Murray
Can Eminent Domain Preserve L.A.’s Affordable Housing? Capital & Main
‘If a Charge Can’t Stick on These Guys, No Charges CanStick on Anyone.’ Institutional Investor (re Silc)
The Cost of Thriving American Affairs (User-friendly)
Bernie Sanders on Bloomberg debate performance: “I think it’s quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out.” CBS News. The embedded video is worth your time; I’m going to try and watch the full interview when it’s released on Sunday.
Bloomberg needs to take down Sanders — immediately CNN (The Rev Kev)
The Billionaire Election NYT. Anand Giridharadas.
Why Sanders Will Probably Win the Nomination NYT. UserFriendly: David Brooks doesn’t know what ‘Myth’ means.
Ocasio-Cortez’s progressive PAC makes first round of endorsements Yahoo (UserFriendly)
I went on Tucker Carlson’s show last night to discuss why the Russiagate playbook used against Trump is now being aimed at Bernie Sanders: pic.twitter.com/aWoENgf7SB
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) 22 February 2020
The GOP’s Silly Attempt to Boost a Liberal Candidate New Republic (re Silc)
Putin keen to cool Turkish hawk down Pepe Escobar Asia Times (The Rev Kev)
10 Italian towns in lockdown over coronavirus fears Agence France-Presse
Iran shuts schools, cultural centres as coronavirus kills six Al Jazeera
How epidemics like COVID-19 end (and how to end them faster) WaPo. Dr. Kevin: “Super high quality explanation of epidemiology, supported by excellent animated graphics.”
Tom Cotton demands ‘answers’ after China state newspaper says coronavirus originated outside wildlife market Washington Examiner (david L)
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Antidote du Jour. Australian magpie as seen in Whangarei, NZ. Abundant in NZ. ~mgl:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here