Please Throw Away Your Onions New York magazine
40 Ignorant People Getting Shut Down With Science Facts Bored Panda, Some of these are rather funny.
Reading H.L. Mencken this morning, on Woodrow Wilson’s biography of George Washington:
“This incredible work is an almost inexhaustible mine of bad writing… To find a match for it, one must try to imagine a biography of the Duke of Wellington by his barber.”
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) August 11, 2020
With no end to the pandemic in sight, coronavirus fatigue grips America WaPo. To be fair, this phenomenon is by no manes unique to the US, and is occurring in other places that have not yet come to grip with the pandemic (see the Ilink filed under India below).
How Much Worse Will It Get for New York’s Restaurants? New York magazine
Russia says it has a covid vaccine called “Sputnik-V” MIT Technology Review
Population immunity is slowing down the pandemic in parts of the US MIT Technology Review
White House clarifies limits of jobless aid plan as talks with Congress dim Wapo Reminder that executive orders are often no more than press releases.
Trump weighs blocking Americans at the Mexico border, but legal authority is shaky and no decision has been made WaPo As a US citizen stranded for the moment outside the US, I nonetheless watch such legally questionable musings with trepidation.
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Which Fabrics Are Most Sustainable? TreeHugger
MSM Smear Merchants Target Critics Of Establishment China Narratives Caitlin Johnstone
The Rise of Nationalism Has Led to the Increased Repression of Minorities Counterpunch. Patrick Cockburn.
Indian villagers tire of coronavirus rules just as rural cases surge Reuters. Echoiing what is occurring in much of the rest of the world.
Kamala Harris an underwhelming VP pick by Joe Biden: Goodwin NY Post I’ll say.
Why Did It Have To Be Kamala? American Conservative
It’s indisputable that Kamala and Beau took on the big banks as aggressively as the Obama/Biden administration. https://t.co/q450YROxBs
— Jesse Eisinger (@eisingerj) August 11, 2020
Please watch this whole segment at the link: Krystal’s commentary is brilliant, incisive and very important: https://t.co/ZAEZzTLPm2
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 11, 2020
Just because you might not like the source doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a point:
Kellyanne Conway: “The biggest challenge to Joe Biden is Joe Biden.” pic.twitter.com/35QTCieXJ9
— The Hill (@thehill) August 12, 2020
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.