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The Autocrat of the Dinner-Table In Medias Res
Lawyer Quits To Become Pet Psychic… Makes More Money Above the Law
Palais Intrigue The Baffler
Oui, the People Literary Review
Ukraine: Any Reason why India should abandon Russia and Join the US bandwagon? Indian Defence Review
The Natural Gas Continues to Flow Der Spiegel
If the war continues going badly, there’ll be untold thousands of angry, bitter, extremely well-armed Ukrainians who’ll turn their rage not just on Russians, but on everyone internally & externally who they’ll perceive as having used them & sold them out.https://t.co/vAVvEyfri4
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) June 11, 2022
Own-goal football The Generalist Academy
The Grotesque Sportswashing of the Saudi Golf League The New Republic
Rethinking Prison Tourism Marshall Project
The Hamptons Broker Whose Clients Think $60,000 a Month Is a Great Deal New York magazine
This is a big deal!!🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/HVYy1pHGTi
— Lori Wallach (@WallachLori) June 11, 2022
“A number of top lawyers from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have trickled to the exits over the past year, driven by not only a hot lateral market but also, in some cases, frustration over new leadership’s aggressive enforcement tactics.”https://t.co/aFZNiPWdsB
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) June 10, 2022
The aviation industry can hit its emissions goals, but it needs new fuels MIT Technology Review
Death Valley eclipses 120 F as Southwest sizzles AccuWeather
On New Mexico visit, Joe Biden faces residents’ fury over government efforts to tackle fires South China Morning Post
La belle France
— Daniel Finn (@DanFinn95) June 9, 2022
Biden’s ‘Summit of the Americas’ showcases failed Cold War-style worldview Responsible Statecraft
Top Democrats say Biden should NOT run for re-election in 2024: ‘To say our country was on the right track would fragrantly depart from reality’ Daily Mail. A malapropism to remember!
Falling rupee puts Modinomics in great peril Asia Times
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