Ars Technica. I don’t think I want my brain “reset” to its youthful state. My body, on the other hand…
International Business Times
Mark Ames, The eXiled
Moon of Alabama
Der Spiegel. Shockingly sycophantic.
NBC. In fact, “‘Neither’ became the second-most popular choice in the runoff.”
Lowy Interpreter. I remember a story, IIRC from the Battle of the Somme, where a British chateau general actually visited the front, saw the mud, and broke down in tears at what he had ordered his soldiers out into. Similarly, there was a journalistic genre in 2016 where reporters would visit the deindustrialized flyover states and report on the devastation they were surprised to find there (actual reporting, some very good, and quite different from The Moustache of Understanding chatting with the cab driver taking him to a luxury hotel). This article begins with a reporter from Le Figaro working in the same genre. Summarizing: In France, volatility voters did not win out. That does not mean that Macron has a mandate, no matter how much liberal goodthinkers — now busily rebranding themselves as “global” — on this side of the Atlantic, projecting their own precarious situation onto the French political class, may say so.
Our Famously Free Press
The Intercept. Liz Spayd needs help.
New Cold War
WaPo. I think “This one neat trick” is better headline clickbait than “5 things.” So where is that one thing?
2016 Post Mortem
Chris Cilizza, CNN
CNN. My feelings on Carter are mixed, but at least he didn’t run around trading on his Presidency by stuffing his pockets full of Wall Street money; instead, he went to work volunteering to build affordable housing.
Yahoo News. So now conservatives have permission. At some point, some faction in the political class, no matter how stupid or evil, is going to stumble into supporting single payer out of opportunism or desperation, and, having managed to get the sausage made, will cement their party’s majority status for a generation or two (although not the “never, ever” Clintonite Democrats).
The Lancet. “Although the ACA improved coverage and access—particularly for poorer Americans, women, and minorities—its overall impact was modest in comparison with the gaps present before the law’s implementation.”
Groves of Academe
Crooked Timber (MR).
Consumerist. Looks ugly.
JAMA and WaPo
National Women’s Law Center. Economics has no relation to gender. Every liberal knows this. What’s wrong with these people?
The New Yorker. As I keep saying, open borders ⊂ cheap labor (which liberals meritocrats approve of, because markets, “we treat Maria like one of the family”).
The American Conservative
University College London
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