New York Times (David L)
Washington Post (resilc)
New York Times (Chuck L)
New York Review of Books
WSJ China Real Time Report
Juan Cole (resilc)
American Conservative (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Mother Jones (resilc)
Laughing Squid (resilc)
Martin Wolf, Financial Times
Vanity Fair (furzy), He can’t handle Kelly and he wants us to think he can stand up to Putin?
CNN. Furzy flags this section: “The poll suggested a real reluctance to attend, perhaps because Trump, as the frontrunner, arguably has the most to lose on Thursday night.”
Talking Points Memo
US News (furzy)
Slate (furzy). Notice it repeats the “firewall” notion when that is looking less solid (Hillary has had an over 25 point drop in approval ratings among SC black voters), Moreover, Sanders has the conundrum of trying to reach local voters while being scrutinized as a national candidate.
A Common Dream (furzy)
Alternet. This will really piss of the Administration. A hold is not insurmountable (Bernanke had a stunning five holds on his reappointment under Obama) but it’s a significant obstacle.
FiveThirtyEight (resilc). Awfully tortured.
” American Conservative (resilc)
Intercept (Chuck L)
T NationofChange (furzy)
New York Times (EM)
Angry White Men
Wall Street Journal. Note that one of the people in the car pulled a gun, making him a Darwin Award candidate. What I fail to understand is why the State and Federal officials didn’t cordon these guys in, and say, basically, “Nothing and nobody goes in or out until you are ready to leave permanently, as in we go in, make sure you’ve cleared all your crap out, and we escort you out.” No supplies and they would have gone with their tail between their legs in ten days max. If they had cut their power, it would have happened in two days unless there was a generator, then they’d need to wait until they exhausted the fuel supply. They might not have wanted to damage the pipes (I’d assume difficult to impossible to repair well in the winter) but the work-arounds would almost certainly have cost less than what it has been reported to cost to deal with these rebel wannabes.
Wall Street Journal
Vanity Fair. I’ve said this before: Paulson despite his ginormous subprime short profits has never been a good money manager. If you are running money for third parties, you need to be particularly attentive to the first rule of investing, which is do not lose money. He had a not very good track record before that, and always was way too predisposed to take a a small number of highly risky bets. And it was one of his subordinates, not Paulson, who found the subprime short opportunity and persuaded him to invest in it.
Bloomberg. Resilc: “Except the ones in Caymans, Swiss, Singapore, Dubai and….”
Antidote du jour. Kulantan: “Crow in the Gold Coast.”