French military surrenders to coronavirus Duffelblog
Hilarious obituary for ‘Uncle Bunky’ goes viral: ‘I’m ready for the dirt nap’ NY Post. Reminds me of some skibums I know…Many of my skibum cronies are based in Whistler, British Columbia (Canada), so they (largely) eschew firearms in their antics
What Kind of Country Do We Want? New York Review of Books
The Big Failure of Small Government Project Syndicate
Nearly half of Twitter accounts pushing to reopen America may be bots MIT Technology Review
As America Reopens, Trial Lawyers Salivate at Endless Coronavirus Lawsuit Possibilities Breitbart. Posting this from a dodgy conservative source, to make readers aware of another conservative meme, like people protesting for opening the economy.
Reopening Dental Offices For Routine Care Amid Pandemic Touches A Nerve Kaiser Health News
What Lockdown? World’s Cocaine Traffickers Sniff at Movement Restrictions OCCRP. Fascinating.
Trump says U.S. won’t shut down again if there’s second wave of coronavirus MarketWatch Yes, but would you bet on anything Trump says? I pity anyone who is currently tradin.g
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) May 21, 2020
Seventh Circuit Hears Arguments in Obama Library Land Grab Suit Courthouse News
Are Washington’s Farmworkers COVID-19 Guinea Pigs? Capital & Main
The Fable of the Chinese Whistleblower Project Syndicate
Asian century began in May 2020 Asia Times
Disraeli or Churchill? History Today
A no-deal Brexit amid the pandemic would be disgraceful FT. Martin Wolf.
The German Towns on the Front Lines of COVID-19 Der Spiegel
Exclusive: IG Fired Days After Inquiring About Pompeo’s ‘Donor Dinners’ American Conservative
We Should Take Women’s Accusations Seriously. But Tara Reade’s Fall Short. The Nation. Good example of how TDS distorts the ability of Good Democrats – and journalists whom I once respected, such as Katha Politt – to think. She’s getting ahead of herself in telling us now why she thinks she can still vote for Biden. Many, many disagree – not so strongly that they’ll vote for Trump, but enough that they may stay home. And Politt’s screed won’t change their minds. The solution for Democrats: don’t nominate Biden.
Antidote du Jour (via reader David H):
And a bonus video. I usually feature feathered antidotes only. Yet this bonus video recalls
for me the several winters I spent as a ski bum in Whistler, BC (h/t Jo). So today, I make an exception to my birds rule, as a foolish consistency is indeed the hobgoblin of little minds:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.