We Leave the Milkweed Standing as a Monument to a Vanishing World Esquire (Re Silc).
Speculation & Innovation Investor Amnesia
When Will Consumers Feel Safe? Weekly Updates on Consumers’ Comfort Level With Various Pastimes Morning Consult. “Comfort levels stagnate for seventh week in a row.” The dogs won’t eat the dog food.
Mauritius Races To Contain Oil Spill, Protect Coastline Associated Press
Global coronavirus cases top 20 million, doubling in 45 days Los Angeles Times
Vaccine matters: Can we cure coronavirus? Science. Webinar, August 12 (tomorrow).
How China Controlled the Coronavirus The New Yorker
Can Johnson avoid a no-deal Brexit? The Parliament Magazine
New Cold War
Power Politics Makes the World More Predictable Valdai Discussion Club. Read all the way to the end.
Why Russia Likes to Play Aerial ‘Chicken’ with America The National Interest
Ex-Colleagues See Durham Dropping Bombshells Before Labor Day Real Clear Investigation
These Executive Orders Make No Sense Benjamin Studebaker
What’s wrong with the mail Recode. Good reporting on the details of the USPS’s current plight, but seriously under-emphasizes the initial, and bipartisan, act of sabotage: The unique requirement for prefunding pensions, without which the USPS would be profitable (assuming that’s important).
QAnon groups have millions of members on Facebook, documents show NBC (Furzy Mouse).
Young Black Americans not sold on Biden, the Democrats or voting The Conversation
Biden’s Ukrainegate Problem Counterpunch. I’m not sure there is a problem. Hunter seems to have been issued a pass.
What if they tie? A nightmare election scenario for November 2020 National Review. From July, still germane.
American Girl Dolls Attend Mandatory Diversity Training Academy of American Poets
Democrats in Disarray
The New Puritans Matt Taibbi
What Should the Left Do With Alex Morse? Ross Barkan, Political Currents
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
The physician as a neoliberal subject – A qualitative study within a private-public mix setting Social Science & Medicine
Fencing: The Perfect COVID-19 Sport The Laughing Squid (Re Silc).
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Black Lives Matter protest: ‘We don’t need police. We need care.’ Chicago Tribune (RM).
Sugar Craig Murray
Imperial Collapse Watch
Army Secretary: Fort Hood Has High Rates of Murder, Assault NBC5 (Dallas-Fort Worth)
Could We Force the Universe to Crash? Scientific American
Contrafreeloading and Cats Egghead (dk).
Antidote du Jour (dk):
dk writes: “After 12 hours this adorable little ham only has 434 likes and 62 retweets, maybe NC could give her/him a boost?”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.