Sputnik News (Chuck L)
PhysOrg. Chuck L: “This is a big deal if it’s confirmed.”
CBC. Martha r: “With lurid, scary photos.”
Washington Post (furzy)
Defend Democracy. Today’s must read.
Economonitor. This is a very important issue that has not gotten the attention it warrants. The Germans are pushing a plan to reduce the integration between banks and sovereigns. In theory, it’s a good idea but the specific scheme is a train wreck. This piece presupposes that you know that.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph (Richard Smith). Missed this from last week. AEP has said for some time that Italy is the country that can both afford to exit the eurozone and has the strongest incentives to do so. The performance stats in this article are dreadful. And Italy, unlike Greece, makes goods that the rest of the world buys (ex tourism, and there are limits to scale on that) and would benefit from a cheaper currency.
US backed rebels execute US backed YPG Kurd woman. Shooter told her to take off her clothes.
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s Guardian (EM)
New York Times (furzy)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Ron Paul (Glenn F)
PopSci (Robert M)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Medium (Wat). We have madmen in charge.
New York Times. Oregon was an 8 point margin while Kentucky was extremely tight, only 1900 vote margin. And the Times, in a departure, pointed that out in its subhead.
The Hill (martha r). Translation: Sanders was supposed to show his belly and throw his supporters under the bus. Bad Sanders!
Washington Post. Martha r: “A sampling of hit pieces.”
Counterpunch (Judy B)
FiveThirtyEight. Resilc: “Clintoon is hurting Clintoon by being Clintoon.” Moi: Since when is an opponent in any struggle obligated to be considerate of the other side? Clinton has drawn no quarter and played super dirty, yet her mouthpieces demand that he operate by the Marquis of Queensbury rules? Puhleez. And if she can’t handle Sanders, no way is she ready for Trump.
Wall Street Journal (Li)
Australian Financial Review (Sean L)
Bloomberg. Pray tell how to makes sense of this: “Trump’s statement says the $557 million in income “does not include dividends, interest, capital gains, rents and royalties.” So his income = salary and gifts? Insurance proceeds? Speaking fees? Lottery winnings? Looks like this is meant to rebut various analyses that have found him having max $300 million in cash.
Financial Times. The hostile takeover has been completed.
New York Times. Tacking a bit to the left now that he has his deal. But will Republican donors worry that The Donald won’t stay bought if they fund him? By contrast, the Clintons have a track record of delivering dating as far back as her commodities trade.
Martin Wolf, Financial Times. Wolf has a meltdown over Trump.
Reuters. EM: “Bad as this is, let’s also keep in mind ‘Hillary-inspired hate crimes in Syria and Libya’, shall we?”
Wall Street Journal. Trump just got rid of one of his event risks. Case now unlikely to be heard before election. Was previously expected for the summer.
Politico (Jeff W). Mind you this is a suit Trump filed, so curious that he hans’t settled, since this isn’t a lot of dough. But the flip side is sometimes both sides need to get to see each other’s cards in discovery before they come to terms.
s BBC. Trump is trying to behave a wee bit better. How long will this last?
Salon (Jeff W)
New York Times. Given the court’s recent propensity for strained rulings, this is a bad thing?
These types of pieces always distort the reality behind the headlines, which should read ‘Los Angeles schools put taxpayers on hook in $88 million settlement for sex abuse’, ‘ XYZville taxpayers to pony up $N million to settle charges of police brutality’, etc. Like TBTF-bank bondholders the perps are never forced to have any skin in the game. If your typical police-lawbreaking settlement came out of the cops’ pension fund, you can bet their behavior would change for the better right quick.
Waukesha Patch (Dr. Kevin)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (martha r)
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal. The claim that the reporting is onerous is bogus.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (David L). This is a fiscal drag. If this keeps up for any length of time, it will slow growth. Just as the US is going into the election! It will be ironic if Team Dem sinks as a result of its belief in flawed orthodox economics.
White House (furzy)
e Economic Policy Institute
New York Times. Important, particularly about the press engaging in advocacy, but notice why this has become a perceived crisis: not out of concern for the homeless themselves but because they are a seen as a lifestyle threat to the well off.
Antidote du jour (Kittie Wilson via Lawrence R):
And a bonus antidote ( via jess m)