On Cat Pictures Los Angeles Review of Books
How Elizabeth Taylor Remade the Novel of Old Age New Yorker. One of my favorite novelists. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont is superb.
Bloomsyear Literary Review
The Comics Cavalcade Nation. J. Hoberman.
Freud and the Miseries of Politics The New Republic
In UP: ‘We kept looking for a hospital bed‘ People’s Archive of Rural India
A night with the untouchables The Reformed Physicist
This Is Impossible To Ignore Russell Brand YouTube. Not everyone’s a fan; I am. Whether you are or not, enjoy the video.
The legal question is how they get away with failing to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act: no registration with FinCEN (or FINTRAC in Canada), no money transmission licenses, no surety bonds, not a payment processor, not a money transmitter…just nothing. https://t.co/3FjIEi6hXI
— PlainSite (@PlainSite) February 6, 2022
Well-funded mobs are being directed to attack Canadian cities, notably Ottawa. This is a Chekist active measure of titushki rent-a-mobs, similar in nature to the “Russian tourist” attacks on Ukrainian cities in March-April 2014 – the first months of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
— Michael MacKay (@mhmck) February 5, 2022
New study showing that always wearing a good mask (respirator: N95,KN95) in indoor public settings is associated with much lower odds of +Covid test. Real-world evidence confirms basic principles and lab studies. https://t.co/u1xtRwvjG4 comments from @jljcolorado and me pic.twitter.com/2nB8IbX9HE
— Linsey Marr (@linseymarr) February 4, 2022
The criticism of this confounder is essentially “We don’t know if masks work because people were doing a broad range of mitigation measures that led to fewer cases.” EXACTLY! We need a sensible LAYERED approach while keeping our economy, schools, and hospital beds open.
— Kenny Pettersen MD MPH (@PettersenKenny) February 5, 2022
10% of children aged 5 to 14 in Germany have been infected with covid since new year https://t.co/VxooXXz9kZ
— Prof. Christina Pagel (@chrischirp) February 5, 2022
Facilitating Civic and Political Energies for the Common Good Counterpunch. Ralph Nader.
Big Tech Must Stop Hiding Project Syndicate. Mariana Mazzucato and Ilan Strauss.
Home Is Where the Money Is Capital & Main
1. There is a major change afoot among antitrust regulators. The FTC’s Lina Khan and the Antitrust Division’s Jonathan Kanter are not screwing around, and are about to take on all the money and power in the world.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) February 4, 2022
Winter Olympics: emotional Wu lost for words after China’s golden start to 2022 Games South China Morning Post
l’affaire Jeffrey Epstein
New York State of Mind
Winter sports feeling the heat of warming atmosphere Yale Climate Connections
New Cold War
India tilts towards Russia in Ukraine fight at the UN Responsible Statecraft
China and Russia call on US to abandon Asia-Pacific, Europe missile plans South China Morning Post
Germany must cut reliance on Russian gas, minister says Deutsche Welle
Democrats in Disarray
Is Congress Willing to Fix Biden’s Failed Yemen Policy? Common Dreams
Can Joe Rogan Save Free Speech? Jonathan Turley (chuck l)
By far the most important part of what’s happened in this Rogan melodrama is that WH weighed in, demanding Spotify “do more.” It’s part of a long line of Dem politicians using their domination of DC to coerce censorship: a clear violation of the 1st Am. https://t.co/B2TQcdRMTb
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 5, 2022
Military Industry Healthier Than Ever Consortium News
India Has a Problem With Election Handouts The Diplomat
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.