Rip currents swept away a Florida family. Then beachgoers formed a human chain. WaPo. So there is hope for humanity!
Thailand’s exotic cats becoming hard to find Nikkei Asian Review :-(
Sources: Cohn is Trump’s top candidate to replace Yellen at Fed Politico. Why haven’t we put a Goldman alum on the Supreme Court? What are we waiting for?
Finra Launches U.S. Treasury Transaction Reporting WSJ
Entrepreneurs Are Betting on a Billion-Dollar Future for Hemp Bloomberg
Desjardins Suspends New Pipeline Investments The Energy Mix. North America’s biggest association of credit unions.
Uber Sees Financial Growth and Possible Waymo Settlement Bloomberg. During a “15-minute call with backers.” Certainly doesn’t leave a lot of time for questions, does it? One can only wonder why….
Theranos is considering renting out its headquarters Business Insider. Karma.
Amazon Prime Hits 85 Million Subscribers, “Prime Air” Cargo Planes Ready For Takeoff MishTalk (EM). EM comments: “Mish fails to mention that Amazon employed a raft of coercive pricing and item-availability tactics in an all-out effort to force users into Prime – a very large % of items which used to be available to all customers are now ‘Prime only’.”
Paying Professors: Inside Google’s Academic Influence Campaign WSJ (AF).
Sniffing the scent of free publicity, Google and Facebook steamroll into net neutrality protest The Register
Dimon warns EU could force banks to move staff out of UK FT
Boris Johnson says EU can ‘go whistle’ on Brexit settlement bill Deutsche Welle
Brand new Macron, same old colonialism Guardian
G20 leaders miss the mark on North Korea as historic nuclear weapons treaty reached Asian Correspondent
What is True and Not True About North Korea’s Hwasong-14 ICBM: A Technical Evaluation 38North
China backs economic power with political muscle in Africa FT. And “peacekeepers,” oddly not in the headline.
Why Chinese youth are increasingly dropping out of society World Economic Forum (PU).
New Cold War
Read Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails About Russia Meeting Roll Call. I count five, so it doesn’t take long. Usual disclaimer: As Nina Illingworth writes: “The two core accusations behind Russiagate are: A) Trump is an intel asset; B) Russia rigged the election.”
Donald Trump Jr. is an idiot NY Post. Don Junior to Don Senior: “Hold my beer.”
The Wall Begins to Crumble: Notes on Collusion Lawfare
The Everybody-Does-It Defense of Collusion The Atlantic
Which Campaign Truly Colluded With Russia? Moon of Alabama
Was The Meeting Between Donald Trump Jr. and The Russian Lawyer Really “Treason” or The “Smoking Gun” of Collusion? Jonathan Turley (HM).
Be Careful How You Define Collusion: On the Veselnitskaya Bombshell and the Steele Dossier emptywheel
How much trouble is Donald Trump Jr in? FT
Trump Jr.’s emails could put him in legal jeopardy, but more would be required for criminal case, analysts say WaPo
Don Jr. and the email chain that devoured American democracy Will Bunch, Philadelphia Daily News
Forgetting the ‘Dirty Dossier’ on Trump Robert Parry, Consortium News
Trump’s Son Is Acting Just Like His Dad Bloomberg
Trump & The Smoking Yawn The American Conservative. “Who’s being naive, Kay?”
Trump’s Biggest Political Asset Is Supporters Who Believe Any Negative News Is Fake New York Magazine
Trump’s Russia Lawyer Isn’t Seeking Security Clearance, And May Have Trouble Getting One Pro Publica
Imperial Collapse Watch
Betsy DeVos Invested In Military Tech Contractor Run By Son-In-Law, While Brother Shaped Afghan War Policy International Business Times. Admirably simple and direct!
Nuclear Weapons Site Alarms Shut Off, Scientists Inhale Uranium Scientific American
Donald Trump’s clash of civilisations versus the global community Martin Wolf, FT
House Republicans Reject Trump’s Bid to Slash EPA’s Funding Bloomberg
Federal government cancels costly, decade-long search for a new FBI headquarters WaPo
The Defense of the FBI Against Donald Trump Has to Start Now Foreign Policy
Critics Blocked from President’s Twitter Account File Suit Knight First Amendment Institute
Democratic leaders to secretly huddle over strategy to save DACA McClatchy
Recess Postponed in Senate Roll Call. A very big deal.
G.O.P. Senators Vow to Unveil Health Bill Thursday, Despite Deep Divisions NYT
Remember health care? The Senate is voting next week. Vox
Uneven Playing Field: Applying Different Rules to Competing Health Plans Kaiser Family Foundation. Analysis of the Cruz “Consumer Choice” Amendment.
Republicans’ best play amid health bill chaos is failure USA Today
Robert Pollin works out the economics of single-payer in California • Michael McCarthy, author of Dismantling Solidarity, on the history of pension funds in the U.S. (podcast) Left Business Observer
Economic Analysis of the Healthy California Single-Payer Health Care Proposal (SB-562) PERI. From LBO, but I want to call it out as a separate link.
Geospatial analysis of nonmedical vaccine exemptions and pertussis outbreaks in the United States PNAS
Democrats in Disarray
On Stone Mountain Boston Review (DG). “White Supremacy and the Birth of the Modern Democratic Party.”
State Official Refutes Report That Feds Sought Grand Jury Testimony in Sanders Investigation Seven Days
California Democrats plunge into ‘civil war’ Politico
Cash flowed from subways to skis Adirondack Daily Enterprise (Bob). An earlier version of this story has a headline that’s a bit more direct: “ORDA received almost $5M from MTA.”
Left Wing Movement Targets Local Elections attn:. A good wrap-up.
Transitioning from a party to a movement Deutsche Welle
Arbitration as Wealth Transfer Yale Law & Policy Review
The Hartz myth: A closer look at Germany’s labour market reforms Centre for European Reform
The Fall of Working-Class New York Jacobin
America’s Rich Will Get Richer, Its Poor Poorer With Obamacare Repeal Bloombert
Gender, racial bias in astronomy revealed EarthSky (CL).
50 States of McMansion Hell: Rankin County, Mississippi McMansion Hell
Toilet Paper Roll Size in U.S. ‘Steadily Shrinking’ Over the Wire (BW).
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.