Meet the fleshy-nosed swimming monkeys of Borneo Look at that schnozz! What an ugly monkey.
What I Learned from Competitive Blind Wine Tasting at Oxford Vice
America’s Marijuana Evolution Third Way. Detailed account of how much things have changed.
Why the United States Is Falling Apart Jacobin
Plastic particles found in most tap water samples across the globe Treehugger
Facebook accused of fake audience numbers MarketWatch
Return of the city-state Aeon
WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS Every Day Should Be Saturday. HH: “Interesting social/political commentary in a place one would least expect it–a website for die hard college football fans.”
Luggage Tags That Help You Find Your Suitcase NYT
Another Thing Disappearing From Rural America: Maternal Care ProPublica
IBM pitched its Watson supercomputer as a revolution in cancer care. It’s nowhere close Stat
Failing or Doing Fine? How Obamacare’s Marketplaces Are Shaping Up for 2018 Bloomberg
Want to understand how big pharma created the opioid epidemic? Read this report. Vox
Debunking a Key Line of Republican Attack on Medicaid and Poor People AlterNet
JAMIE DIMON’S $13 BILLION SECRET—REVEALED Vanity Fair
NZ’s Jetfield Networks & Larkstone Ltd, the US$142.5 mln tipped into the alleged Azerbaijani Laundromat, and their formally warned NZ company agent Equity Trust International Interest.co.nz (Richard Smith)
Americans Losing Faith in College Degrees, Poll Finds WSJ
Cory Booker sits front row for Menendez’s bribery trial NY Post
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Slow Poisoning of Our Soldiers, Families on U.S. Bases American Conservative
Navy Ships Suffered From Shoddy Maintenance, Overworked Sailors Bloomberg
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Leaked document: EU Presidency calls for massive internet filtering EDRi
The Best and Worst Countries to Live and Work In, According to Expats Bloomberg. The deck: “The U.S. and U.K. are tumbling in a ranking by 13,000 expatriates of 166 nationalities.” Quelle surprise.
New leak of Brexit papers reveals fissures between Britain and EU Guardian
Landlords admit turning away EU citizens to avoid Government regulations Independent
Britain’s other Brexit battle Politico
Britain can control immigration. What drives this debate is nasty politics Guardian Simon Jenkins
Theresa May’s Brexit plans in disarray as Amber Rudd and Damian Green refuse to back ‘toxic’ plan to curb EU migration Telegraph
China isn’t ready for safe haven status Asia Times
Cambodia’s dying democracy The Lowy Institute
Violence could lead to exodus of 300,000 Rohingya: UN Al Jazeera
Did Raghuram Rajan know that monetisation was coming? Here’s his answer Scroll.in
Indian editor’s assassination sparks nationwide protests Asia Times
Democrats in Disarray
Democrats dread Hillary’s book tour Politico. If true, perhaps there is a future for the party.
This Pro-Hillary Website Looks Like North Korean Agitprop Politico
Trump Administration and Key House Republicans Push for Aerial Gunning of Grizzly Bears and Wolves AlterNet
Warren grills Trump’s antitrust pick over antitrust and lobbying: report The Hill
Border security could be key to saving Dreamers Politico
EPA runs all grants past a political appointee in its PR office Ars Technica
Trump shocks GOP by siding with Dems The Hill
Self-Driving Cars’ Prospects Rise With Vote by House NYT
President Trump Unlikely to Nominate Gary Cohn to Become Fed Chairman WSJ
THE POLITICS OF THE DREAM ACT SEEM PRETTY EASY, BUT SOME DEMOCRATS ARE STILL SCREWING IT UP Intercept
The Floods of August: Climate Change Hits Home for Millions Worldwide Counterpunch
Bangladesh eliminates post-flood disease deaths Third Pole
Katia becomes third hurricane to threaten US in six days Independent
Hurricane Irma an Extreme Storm Surge Threat to the U.S. and Bahamas Weather Underground
Hurricane Irma causes devastation across the Caribbean BBC
Twin megastorms have scientists fearing this may be the new normal The Guardian
Amazon is under fire for reported Hurricane Irma price gouging, with ‘life-sustaining necessities’ selling for wildly inflated prices Business Insider. Surge pricing?
Reasonable profit or price gouging? State attorney investigating complaints Miami Herald
U.S. military preparations for Hurricane Irma now include four Navy ships and thousands of troops WaPo
A Storm That Could “Rewrite History”: Irma Hits as Most Powerful Atlantic Hurricane Ever Recorded TruthOut
Oil Companies Leaking Benzene Lobbied Against Pollution Rules International Business Times. David Sirota.
The inside story of what it took to keep a Texas grocery chain running in the chaos of Hurricane Harvey Linked.in.com
Why North Korea’s nuclear test may not be all bad SCMP
North Korea crisis: US seeks Kim Jong-un asset freeze BBC
How To Win A Nuclear Standoff FiveThirtyEight
While defeat of Isis dominates global attention, al-Qaeda strengthens in Syria. Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Trump’s Afghan escalation and the Pakistan conundrum Al Jazeera
Antidote du jour. A gorgeous wee lifer I saw for the first time last month (but not my photo):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.