Are firstborns really natural leaders The Conversation This firstborn wants to know….
Marathon multi-party talks now likely as country faces hung Dail Independent (Ireland)
Mad Dogs and Medical Bills The Baffler
Storm Ciara’s hurricane-force winds batter UK transport network Guardian Stay safe, dear UK readers.
Kill Me Now
Nevada Democrats Canceled Their Caucus App. But That Poses Its Own Problems. FiveThirtyEight So the chaos will continue?
Biden Faces An Uncertain Fate In New Hampshire American Conservative
Big Buttigieg Bloviations: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix Caitlin Johnstone
MONEY TALKS IN THE DEMOCRATIC RACE New Yorker
Bloomberg Becoming Oligarch-in-Chief of Democratic Party Black Agenda Report
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) 8 February 2020
Imperial Collapse Watch
Imperial Graveyard London Review of Books
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Our Famously Free Press
Can Journalism Be Saved? New York Review of Books
The Post’s masthead will have to accept that it is not God Columbia Journalism Review
Patients Stuck With Bills After Insurers Don’t Pay As Promised Kaiser Health News
Satellite images show how coronavirus brought Wuhan to a standstill MIT Technology Review
Waste Not, Shop Not New York Review of Books
US Considering War With Iran? Ayatollah Calls Sanctions ‘Criminal Act,’ Calls For Military Buildup International Business Times
Russia pulls India closer with oil and weapons Nikkei Asian Review
Does L.A.’s Homeless Crisis Require Federal Intervention? Capital & Main
Part of America Is Still Forgotten, Now Under Trump NYT. Nick Kristof.
Will Spotify Ruin Podcasting? BIG Matt Stoller
Top corporations routinely pay no federal income taxes. In 2018, 60 of America’s top corporations paid $0.https://t.co/UbIIylMjgi
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) 8 February 2020
The Democrats’ Unserious Week Peggy Noonan (UserFriendly)
Antidote du Jour (via):
This is the moment a beluga whale returns a women’s iPhone after she drops it into the water by accident. pic.twitter.com/hsUwprf9kF
— Akki (@Akkivideos) 8 February 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.