Barack Obama’s Presidential Library Hits a Major Roadblock Architectural Digest
USS Bonhomme Richard Burns, Likely A Victim Of Lax Fire Safety Practices Forbes. Includes a list of fires, with links.
How “Cancel Culture” Repeatedly Emerged in My Attempt to Make a Film About Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova The Intercept Glenn Greenwald.
Philosophy without a philosopher in sight Times Literary Supplement
Alas, HK’s cases are spiking – to roughly north of 1500, with 8 deaths. This in a city of 7.5 million. By way of comparison, NYC has 8.5 million people and many more cases and deaths. So the following tweet resonates. Cuomo’s performance: failure. I will concede he’s better on public health than Trump. And, to be fair, NYC has seemingly gained control over the pandemic. But in no possible sense – especially in comparative terms – should it be regarded as a success.
Andrew Cuomo Ascends to the Mountaintop With His Pandemic Poster NYT. Despite his sorry pandemic performance, the Grey Lady provides space for such stuff.
NY state has lost more than 32,000 lives to COVID-19. So while it’s great that the numbers have gone down, it’s perplexing to see crowing, Cuomo going on Fallon, etc. No other state has lost as many lives, not even close. New Jersey is next with 17,000+https://t.co/aIphqXdWYz
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 14, 2020
Mass confusion as Matt Hancock says masks must be worn to get takeaway coffee but NOT in pubs, and DENIES they will be compulsory in offices – as official advice reveals anyone who finds coverings ‘distressing’ doesn’t have to bother Daily Mail.
Imperial Collapse Watch
“If our industrial base collapses any more, we’ll have to nationalize advanced aviation and maybe other parts of the Air Force that currently are competitive,” said head of Air Force acquisition Will Roper. https://t.co/7dHWLNgMWH
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) July 15, 2020
Damage to the Soul Craig Murray
Biden steps up his clean-energy plan, in a nod to climate activists MIT Technology Review
Tom Steyer’s Never-Ending Fight Capital & Main
l’affaire Jeffrey Epstein
Delhi: He fed thousands over 3 months till Covid got him Indian Express
Don’t Buy Birdseed — Grow It TreeHugger
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.