The Secret to Container Vegetable Gardening TreeHugger
Facing up to Woodrow Wilson’s true legacy Times Literary Supplement
The COVID Interregnum Counterpunch
From Bourbon Street to Food Banks, Signs of a Slow U.S. Recovery Bloomberg. Hmm – strikes me as wishful if not downright magical thinking.
I know Yves linked to Schumer’s comment yesterday, but I post this today so readers can see him utter the words:
Sen. Chuck Schumer: “If we don’t open up the schools, you’re going to hurt the economy significantly.”pic.twitter.com/Ne5znhvk2y
— The Hill (@thehill) August 7, 2020
Brazil today will pass 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, the only country other than the US to reach that grim milestone.
Even worse: “the virus took three months to kill 50,000 people, and just 50 days to kill the next 50,000.”https://t.co/7LoG9OQaBv
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 8, 2020
Povidone-Iodine Demonstrates Rapid In Vitro Virucidal Activity Against SARS-CoV-2, The Virus Causing COVID-19 Disease Nature Public Health Emergency Coalition
Three major scientific controversies about coronavirus The Conversation
Trump signs order for coronavirus relief, with lower level of extra aid for jobless Guardian (The Rev Kev) Likely unconstitutional, but politically astute, especially given Biden’s weakness on bankruptcy and consumer debt. And what would you have Trump do, in the absence of congressional action?
Record Scratch Airmail. There’s a paywall but one can register for access to some pieces each week. which is what I did. Not sure this is yet worth the price of a subscription – nor if it will ever be. Vanity Fair under Carter used to be something I’d flip through when getting my hair styled, rather than buying for its online or deadtreee content. Especially now that Christopher Hitchens is no more.
Matt @mtaibbi & I had a great time nerding out w/ Thomas Frank @thomasfrank_ about his new book “The People, No.” Fun challenge: what do *you* think made Frank write it? This will make sense when you’ve seen/heard ep. https://t.co/oGlo1JI4bm #UsefulidiotsPod @MetropolitanBks
— Katie Halper (@kthalps) August 8, 2020
No, arguments like this perpetuate government dysfunction. Many of us were saying back in March ‘don’t bail out Wall Street you won’t get a second bite for the rest of us.’ Pelosi and Schumer did the bailout anyway. This is on the Dems too.
(Including Bernie and Warren.) https://t.co/bm8OMnefyB
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) August 7, 2020
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
How the Final Stretch of Biden’s VP Search Is Playing Out New York magazine
Trump has about as much power to curb mail-in-voting by executive order as he has to control the flight of pigeons and seagulls by executive order. This is part of his fantasy that Article II contains a secret provision making him boss of everything. https://t.co/IeHxjjhAbq
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) August 8, 2020
All About The Chips: Taiwan Is Next Battleground For Trade Fight American Conservative
US fails to build regional coalition against China Asia Times (The Rev Kev)
Mark Ames tweets link to Max Blumenthal’s scoop:
Remember “Gay Girl In Damascus” the fake Syrian lesbian aka Tom MacMaster, who rallied gullible western liberal support for Syria regime change? Turns out one of the most popular US-backed Hong Kong protest “voices” is another hoax https://t.co/dScJD3R5gR https://t.co/dScJD3R5gR
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) August 9, 2020
Kerala plane crash: DGCA’s investigation team, Union minister Scroll. Note the reporting says the ‘’plane was a Boeing 737- but doesn’t mention MAX, so I think it was a previous model. I wonder how much rusty pilots – both of whom died in the crash- perhaps driven by commercial pressures imposed on Air India Express, contributed to the tragedy. The monsoon seems a too-convenient scapegoat. Pilots who fly regularly in Indian airspace during this time of year are trained for such conditions.
Absolutely despicable journalism from the BBC and punditry from the former head of Carnegie ME Center. The hundreds of dead and victims tapped under rubble are being exploited to blame Hizbullah for the criminal negligence of the real non-state actor—the Lebanese state pic.twitter.com/T0RpFSaYNY
— Amal Saad (@amalsaad_lb) August 5, 2020
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.