Ars Technica (h/t martha r)
The Boston Globe
Talking Points Memo
Inquisitr. Congratulations to Bill Black!
The New Yorker. The rough benchmark is Zepyhr Teachout’s primary of Andrew Cuomo in 2014. She got 1/3 of the vote (and won several counties upstate) but had virtually no money, and it’s two years later, which a much higher expected turnout. So extrapolate to your heart’s content.
The Salt Lake Tribune
Erik Forman, Medium (h/t martha r). Interesting call from Bernie supporters for a movement-based politics that survives any one election and is bigger than any one candidate.
Adam Levitin, Credit Slips. Today’s must-read.
Wall Street Journal
Lee Fang, The Intercept
Larry Summers, Financial Times. Someone sounds nervous.
Financial Times. Richard Smith writes:
The [panamapapers] scandal intensified the already acrimonious relations between Poroshenko’s bloc and Yatseniuk’s party, which for months have been fueled by mutual accusations of corruption.
Maybe Yatseniuk will say more later about why he walked.
New York Times
Simon Busuttil, The Malta Independent
Daphne Caruana Galizia
Carl Levin, The Guardian
Thomas Piketty, The Guardian
60 Minutes, CBS. A major story on the classified section of the 9/11 report that has already yielded this break of the silence:
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
The Washington Post. No apology asked for or given.
New York Times
George Soros, Project Syndicate
Bloomberg Politics (h/t resilc). Kind of a stunning admission.
The Washington Post
Huffington Post (h/t Dr. Kevin)
New York Times. Do tell…
Christian Science Monitor (h/t martha r)
PBS NewsHour (h/t martha r)
New York Times. In a past life, this was my job. Not on this particular show, but as a TV editor blurring was often a part of the gig, usually not of nakedness but of a license plate, corporate logo, or face of someone who never signed a release. This is the most painstaking work for the smallest value in Hollywood, particularly on these shows with handheld cameras where the subject moves around in the frame a lot. You can keyframe and interpolate the blur as the subject moves around, but inevitably you have to add more and more keyframes to keep up with the blur, until you’re effectively painting each of the 30 frames per second. The estimate here is that blurring an entire episode of this show takes 50 hours, and that sounds right to me. I know I’m not supposed to describe a cushy desk job as “soul-crushing,” but that sounds like it to me.
World Wildlife Federation
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