AFP. O tempora o mores…
USA Today (Re Silc).
NYT (J-LS). About fiduciary rules.
IEEE Spectrum (RH). “To solve”? Really? Interesting tech, though. Very.
Reuters (DL). “An initial reboot of computer systems in the morning had failed to resolve the issue.” A reboot? Who engineered redundancy out of that system?
Le Monde (). A murky consulting firm. Via AL, who writes:
Apparently since 2012 Fillon has been and continues to be a “senior advisor” through to the Ricol Lasteyrie group which provides financial advice to many companies including multinational corporations listed on the CAC40. This implies potential conflicts of interest.
As soon as the Fillon scandal was initiated by the first Canard enchaîné exposé (there have been 2 so far), I figured Fillon would go down. This is getting good. It is an uproar in France, and the right-wing party Les Républicains (LR) are still officially voicing support but everyone sees the ship is sinking. The polls will confirm it.
Pepe Escobar, Asia Times (which has a nice new redesign).
Our Famously Free Press
Al Jazeera. Must read if your first vote was in 2008, since the Iraq War was a thoroughly bipartisan effort, and this will help with your decisions about good faith. And any remaining readers concerned about “fake news” or “alternative facts” should read this and ponder where important disinformation really comes from.
Media Lens (CL).
Jeff Masters, Weather Underground. Short… what?
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
TNR. Democrats! Be for something! Stoller is #6:
Right now, Democrats are just panicking and whining and saying, “You have to say mean things about Trump on Twitter,” as if that’s a strategy. Instead, you should fight Trump on economic populist grounds. Today, farmers face monopoly power in the form of Bayer, Monsanto, ADM, and Tyson. People in urban areas face other monopolies, but they’re driven by the same concentrated financial power. The ideology of Democrats should be to break up that power.
Meanwhile, at #10, — and I know this will surprise you — deploys the Blame Cannons: ” I believe the Russians played a major role in influencing the outcome of the election, and .” Oh, it’s not out already? All the leaks from that liberal pillar of good governance, the CIA, amounted to a steaming pile of dung Pathetic. Worse than useless. Part of the problem.
Politico. Excellent read, better than the headline. Word of the day: clinamen.
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Zero Anthropology. Must read.
Black Agenda Report
ReCode. ” As you contemplate changes to the nation’s complex and interconnected immigration policies, whether business and , refugees, or DACA…” Guess which issue they really care about.
FT. Covington & Burling’s in? Where do I sign up?
Buzz. Matched by management.
Vincente Fox, Poltico
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The Intercept. I understand that partisan framing on this, and even the policy hook (Keystone; DAPL), but where, pray tell, was Trump supposed to find an SoS who wasn’t a card-carrying member of ? I mean, outside the antiwar community, and that wasn’t on.
The American Conservative
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph. Yes, the Torygraph, but AEP is notably unscreechy.
WaPo. Let me know how that works out.
Daily Mail. Nice to see oppo still being planted on Fleet Street.
Stuart Rothenberg, Inside Elections. “In 2010, voters told President Obama that he had gone too far, too fast, with health care reform, a $787 billion economic stimulus package, the bailout of the banks, cash for clunkers and a generally liberal agenda.” Not in Massachusetts, where it was Obama’s failure to deliver on foreclosures that cost him the state and with that, the Senate.
Matt Bruenig. Good take:
It is absurd that someone whose income is 130% of the poverty line can go to a doctor but someone whose income is 140% of the poverty line cannot. Yet that is the reality the design of Obamacare has created. This design generates enormous resentment because it is actually bullshit that making a little more money makes health care unaffordable.
As we’ve been saying… On the “bubble” at the poverty line, : Bonus points to ObamaCare for program design, since Kaiser actually encouraged “consumers” to game their income when enrolling to be on the side the the bubble they preferred, with ObamaCare navigators helping them, thereby encouraging corruption. Because markets.
Inside Higher Ed. “Football players at private institutions in college sports’ most competitive level are employees, the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel stated this week, and will be treated as such if they seek protection against unfair labor practices.” I guess the general counsel decided to go out with bang? Good for him.
JSTOR Daily (MT). Then again, it’s not easy being a peasant, especially when the crops fail.
The Archdruid Report
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