Meet the Cat Running for President New York Times. Guaranteed to be smarter than Caligula’s horse, and more honest than either of the front-runners. And he even has the core members of a team!
Ruined Chernobyl nuclear plant will remain a threat for 3,000 years McClatchy (EM)
The rise of mostly-autonomous systems Foretellix (resilc)
Psychologists Who Designed the CIA Torture Program Can Be Sued by Victims, Federal Judge Rules Alternet
Big Food in health drive to keep share Financial Times. Problem is consumers know Corporate America’s “healthy food” falls short of what health-conscious types deem acceptable. They’ve seen them buy small producers with good products and degrade them. But making mass market foods less unhealthy is a step in the right direction.
Panama Papers: Süddeutsche Zeitung’s (SZ) Claims “National Security,” Press Plays Dead Tim Durusau. Important.
Inside Apple’s top secret iPhone factory: Tech giant provides a glimpse of huge Chinese plant where 50,000 pink-jacketed staff are subjected to facial recognition, metal detectors and daily roll calls DailyMail
Bank of Japan Owns Over Half of Japanese ETFs; Why Stop There? MishTalk
Britain’s trade options after Brexit – no easy way out Reuters
Brexit debate is too black and white, former Bank of England governor says Globe and Mail
UK factories brave Brexit fears Telegraph
Brexit Is No Business of U.S. New York Times. Letter to the editor./blockquote>
Junior doctors told to ignore pleas to return to work as unions accused of ‘trying to topple government’ with first all out strike in NHS history Telegraph
Saudi Prince Shares Plan to Cut Oil Dependency and Energize the Economy New York Times. They should have started on that plan at least 25 years ago.
Decades-Old Oil Dependency May Stymie Saudi Prince’s ‘Vision’ Bloomberg (resilc)
ISIL Endgame: Obama to send 250 more US Troops into Syria Juan Cole (resilc)
rel=”nofollow”>Andrew Bacevich and America’s Long Misguided War to Control the Greater Middle East Intercept
Imperial Collapse Watch
Military killer robots create a moral dilemma Financial Times. Good comments.
Clinton and the Immorality of ‘Get Caught Trying’ Foreign Policy American Conservative (resilc)
EU-US trade: Five reasons why a deal looks difficult Financial Times
The Washington Post Says Doctors Without Borders Is Silly to Worry About the Impact of the TPP on Drug Prices Dean Baker
Bernie Sanders Won’t Drop Out, Here’s Why Counterpunch. Li: “See reference to medical stuff.”
My Frustrating Primary Day as a New York Poll Worker Counterpunch
Democrats move to shut down criticism of Clinton’s Wall Street ties WSWS (Judy B). Wow, as if the Republicans will go easy one her?
The Real Hillary Clinton Truthdig
Are Hillary Clinton and the DNC Skirting Election Law? Pam Martens and Russ Martens (Wat)
Charles Koch Interview on ABC with Jonathan Karl Esquire
Trump and Clinton share Delaware tax ‘loophole’ address with 285,000 firms Guardian
Ted Cruz-John Kasich Alliance Against Donald Trump Quickly Weakens New York Times. That was fast.
Trump’s ‘System Is Rigged’ Argument Is Working FiveThirtyEight (resilc)
What the media will never understand about Trump supporters Medium
Coordinated Desperation: Kasich Suspends Campaign in Indiana, Cruz Suspends Campaign in Oregon, New Mexico; Too Late to Matter? MishTalk (EM)
What’s up with U.S. black voters? Japan Times
Students Rally To Save Program That Produces Primary Care Doctors NPR
Ammon Bundy’s lawyers take his anti-government land use claim to court Guardian
US ex-Senator Wofford, 90, to remarry to a man BBC
Pennsylvania voters torn over calls for a fracking ban Reuters (EM)
How Oklahoma police took $53,000 from a Burmese Christian band, a church in Omaha and an orphanage in Thailand Washington Post
North Carolina LGBT law fuels demonstrations for and against BBC
Hearing Report Raises Serious Questions about Super PAC Tied to Rauner Chicago Now
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Cleveland agrees to pay Tamir Rice family $6m over police shooting Guardian
Next Economy: The Coming ‘Age of Stagnation’ The Tyee (Sid S)
John Oliver just made the Puerto Rico crisis make sense Salon (Teejay)
Oil Producers Lock In Once-Snubbed Prices Wall Street Journal
The end of oil as we know it Business Insider
Soft growth and inflation weigh on Fed Financial Times
These 4 Charts Give A Bird’s-Eye View Of How The US Economy Is Falling Apart Mauldin Economics
The millionaires leave cities, build fortresses failed evolution
Studies Show Austerity Policies Exacerbate US Suicide Epidemic Truthout
How the Banks Stole Higher Education Vice (resilc)
Goldman Sachs opens to the masses Financial Times. Resilc: “You know the end must be near.”
Antidote du jour (martha r):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.