2 Canadians free bald eagle from trap, take selfie with it NWCN
How Humans Ended Up With Freakishly Huge Brains Wired (Furzy Mouse).
Corruption Is as Bad in the US as in Developing Countries Bill Moyers
A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Remaking Illinois NYT. “[A] fresh-faced financier”?!
Not so smart The Economist. “Why two big banks failed.” Fraud is never mentioned, as usual.
COP-21 climate deal in Paris spells end of the fossil era Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Paris: Curbing Our Enthusiasm (Optimism) Yale Climate Connection
Scientists Dispute 2-Degree Model Guiding Climate Talks WSJ
‘No Planet B,’ marchers worldwide tell leaders before U.N. climate summit Reuters
Modi tells rich nations of their duty to lead climate change fight FT
Why Turkey wanted to shoot down a Russian plane New Zealand Herald
Declaring ‘new beginning,’ EU and Turkey seal migrant deal Reuters
Will Turkey Close Or Erase Its Border With Syria? Moon of Alabama
Corbyn asserts authority over Labour MPs (on question of bombing ISI)_ FT. “‘There are some people who have not quite got used to the idea that the party is in a different place,’ Mr Corbyn told the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show, adding: ‘I am not going anywhere. I am enjoying every minute of it.'”
Islamic State Entrenches in Libya WSJ. Hils, Barry: Take a bow!
Paris Terrorists and the Kansas City Shuffle Another Word For It
Philippe-Joseph Salazar: the philosopher whose essay on Isis has shocked and enlightened Guardian
If We Must Go to War With ISIS, Let’s Be Fair and Just About It Robert Reich, Newsweek. Since Reich is a bit of a weathervane, I’m sensing a hardening elite consensus.
Saudi wake-up call FT
Refugees settle quickly and grow the economy, experts say McClatchy. “In Boise, Idaho, Iraqi refugee built a Middle Eastern restaurant.” Exactly as Somalis helped revitalize downtown Lewiston, Maine. I judged several Somalis at a speech tournament; they were excellent.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Loaded Dice LRB. On Ta-Nahesi Coates.
Images, analysis released of Cleveland officer shooting boy WaPo
Silk Roads, Night Trains and the Third Industrial Revolution in China … by Pepe Escobar Vineyard of the Saker
Chinese Cash Floods U.S. Real Estate Market NYT
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Focus Turns to Judge in Latest Appeal of Net Neutrality Rules WSJ. Tatel again!
Could the Third Amendment be used to fight the surveillance state? Ars Technica
New Tax Documents Show How Secret Money Infects Campaigns on Both Sides HuffPo
Rubio Advisor: ‘Trump Is a Fascist’ LA Progressive
Can Jeb Bush become a top Republican contender? Maybe… McClatchy
Tulsi Gabbard, Rising Democratic Star From Hawaii, Makes Mark on Party by Defying It NYT. Steve Israel: “You couldn’t get a better role model.” Say no more! Say no more!
For Democrats, it’s not just ‘demographics as destiny’ WaPo
If Republicans win the presidency in 2016, they would then control nearly everything — the White House, the House, probably the Senate and certainly a majority of governorships.
Perhaps that would be enough to clean out the rot. I doubt it.
The shooting at Planned Parenthood put GOP 2016 hopefuls in a ‘politically uncomfortable’ position Yahoo News
Civilian victims identified in Planned Parenthood shooting WaPo
70% of Women Who Get Abortions Identify as Christians, Survey Finds Christian Post
Mississippi Man Guns Down Waffle House Waitress After She Asks Him Not to Smoke Alternet
Rome police: Teen shot girlfriend’s baby after trying to stand with loaded gun Syracuse Post-Standard (Bob).
Investors buying shares in college students: Purdue University thinks it’s wave of future Chicago Tribune. Let’s remember this comment from Clive:
Increasingly, if you want to get and hang on to a middle class job, that job will involve dishonesty or exploitation of others in some way.
And that’s how those shares will be valued: Bezel futures.
Worker Protection in the Gig Economy Project Syndicate
The Costs of Equal Opportunity in a Neoliberal Economy Ed Walker, Emptywheel
New Themes When Demographic-Driven Labor Shortages Become Consensus Conor Sen
Silicon Valley exploits time and space to extend the frontiers of capitalism Guardian
Bill Cunningham | Bagatelle NYT. Perhaps unfairly, I’m reminded of flair.
Can Asian selfies democratize fashion? Japan Times. Kawaii?
Suspended animation: Calder’s sculptural revolution Nature
Incentives change how we think Marginal Revolution. I really don’t like the idea of economists working out how to incentivize people to eat insects. “It’s just an experiment!” Uh huh.
Antidote du jour (via):
Albino moose spotted near Greenville, ME.