The First 50 Years of James Bond] Counterpunch. From the pen of the late great Alexander Cockburn.
Anne Applebaum’s Dinner Party, And Mine American Conservative
The McMansion Hell Yearbook: 1977 McMansion Hell
What to wear when you’re battling giant, venomous hornets Ars Technica. The suits remind me of ghostbusters. Readers?
THE SCIENCE OF SUPERSPREADING Science
These findings suggest that transmission of SARS-CoV-2 within households is high, occurs quickly, and can originate from both children and adults. Prompt adoption of disease control measures, including self-isolating at home, appropriate self-quarantine of household contacts, and all household members wearing a mask in shared spaces, can reduce the probability of household transmission.
Democratic Socialists Lost, but Their Ideas Have Won Foreign Policy Hmm.
Chile elite say facing ‘uncertain’ future after vote Yahoo Boo hoo.
Disney’s Carousel of Progress & Facebook Prof. Galloway
“Virtually every market participant I have spoken to in this industry believes that there is simply no risk of the FTC blocking an unlawful pharmaceutical merger outright.”
Basically, hand the building over to the National Gallery so the public gets something useful out of it.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) November 1, 2020
The Aftermath Of My Move Back To Independent Journalism Glenn Greenwald
Inside Glenn Greenwald’s Blowup With The Intercept New York And an Intercept view.
I had my differences with Pierre, as is well-known, but that’s not what went on here. This is journalist-on-journalist combat. That’s what makes this period so amazing. The most intense pressure to conform comes from colleagues, not bosses. https://t.co/GgawIlAM0g
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) October 30, 2020
A Dem Presidency means The Return of the Blob Vineyard of the Saker. Pepe Escobar.
What Would A Democratic Presidency Really Change? Moon of Alabama
Deep divisions at home will go on weakening America regardless of who is elected Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Experts Weigh in on Proposition 15’s Possibilities Capital & Main
Five Supreme Court rulings that signal what to expect next MIT Technology Review
Trump Train swarms Biden bus on 1-35, and Trump is delighted Austin Stesman
The US Election’s Chaos Quotient Project Syndicate. Nouriel Roubini.
West Coast Wildfires
The moment Boris lost his battle against lockdown: How PM was told dead bodies would be stored on ice rinks in second wave and NHS chief warned of 4,000 deaths – as aides say ‘I could have wept, it was so awful’ Daily Mail
Antidote du Jour (via):
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