Discover. “Where we have two traditionally recognized genders…” Who’s “we”? Thailand has (or possibly ). But who’s counting?
STAT (AB). I would have thought we’d be going the other direction?
Schneier on Security (CE).
FT. Everything is fine.
James Brokenshire, Brexit Central. Plenty of handwaving from May’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Any Yes, Minister fans in the house? For “James Brokenshire” read “James Hacker.”
Middle East Eye
Moon of Alabama
The American Conservative. MBS is “Mohammed bin Salman,” not “Mortage-Backed Security.” Still, when you think about it…
Bloomberg and Bloomberg
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Christian Science Monitor
South China Morning Post
New Cold War
Consortium News. I won’t speculate why HuffPo pulled the same piece, but its presence at Consortium News illustrates the importance of the small, independent venues the political class and the tech monopolies would so much like to kill.
Politico. “U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s released Wednesday doesn’t ban such statements outright, but prohibits any remarks that ‘pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case.'”
Reuters. From 11/1, still germane. Source: “People familiar with the investigation.” Big if true.
Anniversary of Trump’s election as President:
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone (Re Silc).
Council on Foreign Relations
Katha Pollitt, NYRB. I recommend Steps One (“We admitted we were powerless…”) and Four (“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves”) as particularly appropriate for liberal Democrats. Best of luck to Pollitt in her recovery.
Michelle Goldberg, NYT
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Benjamin Studebaker (UserFriendly).
Business Insider. Heartwarming to see ginormous monopolies joining #TheResistance.
Democrats in Disarray
CNN. To mix metaphors, a wave built on sand?
VICE (Re Silc).
NYT and WaPo. Conventional wisdom congeals.
Richmond Times. Lee Carter won anyhow. It’s important to have an operational definition of “unity” from the liberal Democrat perspective; this is it. This also shows that the conventional wisdom is severely, and tendentiously, oversimplified, as in the articles from Pravda and Izvestia, supra.
NYT. Sanger-Katz carefully airbrushes away hopes for Medicare for All, also invigorated.
MedPage Today. Must-read.
Health Affairs. In case anybody from Health Affairs is reading this, the new cellphone-friendly layout is virtually impossible to read on a laptop — the enormous font makes the articles impossible to scan — and hence unsuitable for the expression of a complex thesis.
Democracy. A Canadian doctor’s perspective.
WaPo (SoC). SoC: “Another day, another unconstitutional (but legal) asset forfeiture except the same court that denied appeal gets a cut from the same seizure. As one of the article’s bicommentators said, if it was Robert Mugabe who did this we would expect it.”
Our Famously Free Press
Imperial Collapse Watch
Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative. I hate it when that old reprobate gets it right.
Robert Rubin (!), New York Times. ZOMG!!! The Russians got Bob Rubin!!!!!!
Independent (UserFriendly). Review of Bill Mitchell’s new book, Reclaiming the State: A Progressive Vision of Sovereignty for a Post-Neoliberal World. And Bill Mitchell
Reuters (Richard Smith). Richard: “In addition to the usual weird failure mode, we have an underlying bureaucratic cockup, supplier conflicts, slapdash software controls. Only 4 dead this time.”
Recode. There’s lots of innovation, for sure; mostly in rental extraction from the means of consumption.
Bloomberg (Re Silc). “Apple hasn’t finalized how users will control the headset and launch apps, but is investigating touch panels, voice-activation via Siri and head gestures.”
AP. “Munich police said that ‘at last’ they won’t need abbreviations to tweet about accidents involving forklift drivers, or Niederflurfoerderfahrzeugfuehrer.”
Guardian. “A Qatar Airways plane has been forced to land midflight after a woman who used her sleeping husband’s thumb to unlock his smartphone discovered he was having an affair.” The phones may be smart….
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