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Science Daily. Readers?
Reuters (RS). Let us know how that works out.
Bloomberg. Maybe putting the Apple Watch team in charge of the Apple Car wasn’t such a good idea… Kidding!
NYT (DK). No mention of why we might need to, more than in the past…
Beyond this Brief Anomaly (PU).
Bill Moyers. “[B]ut a documentary-maker who was also arrested for committing journalism faces a potential 45 years in prison.”
Military.com. Wait, what? Boots on the ground?
McClatchy. Wait, what? I thought only Russian bombs caused civilian casualties?
South China Morning Post. Summary of Chinese capital outflows.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
The Intercept (JH).
McClatchy. Oh, great. Corrupt formularies.
[K]ey Members of Congress have already weighed in applauding the Rule. Here’s a tip: when Members applaud a regulation like this so quickly, two things are going on: 1) they are taking a solid helping of credit for changes the agency has made; and 2) they are putting affected stakeholders on notice that they have an uphill battle in securing new changes soon. Read: this is as good as it’s going to get.
And so it begins:
Kevin Drum, Mother Jones. Attaboy, Kevin! Paste ‘im one for me!
USA Today. “While it is widely known that some companies and foreign governments gave money to the [Clinton family] foundations, perhaps in an effort to gain favor, one of the key parts of the puzzle hasn’t been reported: At least a dozen of those same companies lobbied the State Department, using lobbyists who doubled as major Clinton campaign fundraisers.” .
Reuters. Oddly, or not, the phrase “quid pro quo” does not appear in the headline, although it does appear in the body.
Oh, boy. Quid pro quo allegation between State and FBI over classification. That is messy.
— Matt Zapotosky (@mattzap)
Wall Street on Parade. Terrible headline. Bottom line: “According to Federal Election law, once an exploratory candidate spends more than $5,000 for campaign purposes, that individual is considered a functioning candidate for office under the law and is required to promptly file a Statement of Candidacy and Statement of Organization and begin filing regular donor and expense reports.” From the Podesta emails, a layperson might think the Clinton operation — and Robbie Mook, in particular — didn’t break this law; they smashed it to smithereens, and then ground the smithereens to powder.
Business Insider. Glenn Thrush: “Because I have become a hack i will send u the whole section that pertains to u.” Ouch.
Ian Welsh. The obvious going unsaid.
Carl Beijer. Must-read.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, FT
St Louis Post-Dispatch. Whenever you read “the economy,” ask “Whose economy?
Transformation. On foundations, well worth a read.
LRB. “The US was determined first to ensure that the [Belgian Congo’s] Shinkolobwe mine in particular wouldn’t be able to supply Germany with uranium, and then to take control of its whole production.”
Vice (Re Silc).
New York Magazine
Medium (Re Silc). Excellent use of !
Antidote du jour: