CNBC. Cheering on the shorts, here.
38 North. KJU’s New Year’s address.
Bloomberg. As he would.
I don’t know how to say “Never look a gift horse in the mouth” in Korean, so this thread:
Not feeling so great about the way the NK situation is going now, although on the surface level a dialogue is a welcome development. Trying to articulate in my head why…
— T.K. of AAK! (@AskAKorean)
Eater. Cambodia’s Tonle Sap.
Translations of headlines from major Iranian newspapers (Nikki Leger). Thread:
Unsurprisingly news of the dominated newspaper headlines this morning. Here are a few from across the political spectrum. I'll translate headlines in the thread below.
— Nilo Tabrizy (@ntabrizy)
Moon of Alabama
NYT. From June 2, 2017, possibly germane.
Anybody remember the US media giving even 1% of the coverage to South Korea's months-long "Candlelight Revolution" in 2016 to 2017 than it does to Iran's anti-government protests? The Korean demonstrations toppled a right-wing president and ended 10 years of conservative rule.
— Tim Shorrock (@TimothyS)
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Times of Israel. Selective coverage here, too.
The Hill. An empire of graveyards…
New Cold War
FT. But see here.
Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative. “The Korean War finished Truman. Vietnam finished LBJ. Reagan said putting Marines into Lebanon was his worst mistake. Iraq cost Bush II both houses of Congress and his party the presidency in 2008. Should Trump become a war president, he’ll likely become a one-term president.”
The Intercept. “Complex” as in “batsh*t crazy,” a salutary reminder in these days when any intelligence community perjurer, torturer, or entrapment artist can end up as a Hero of the Republic to liberal Democrats.
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International Business Times
Democrats in Disarray
We get letters: “Howdy, long time reader and fan here. The attached is a screenshot of an Instagram ad my spouse and I keep seeing. We live in Rohrabacher’s district. Seems like the ex-Senator Boxer and the Dems think that a great way to beat him is with conspiratorial nonsense like this. We have yet to see a single ad targeting policy or promoting policy. Thought you all might enjoy this little piece of evidence of campaign stupidity from my neck of the woods” –SC
Lambert here: Note the first comment. The Democrat Establishment, unless checked, is going to run 2018 and 2020 campaigns that are even more stupid and brutal than we can possibly imagine.
(PDF). Andrew Guess, Brendan Nyhan, Jason Reifler
NYT (EM). Let’s be reasonable. As they teach you in business school: You can’t loot and wreck what you don’t measure.
Big Brother Is Watching You
The Register (E. Mayer). E. Mayer: “Existing ‘flaws’, a.k.a. NSA-designed backdoors which have not yet known to have been discovered and exploited by third parties, will presumably remain operative. Carry on!” And for the extemely geeky: python sweetness. “I would not be surprised if we start 2018 with the release of the mother of all hypervisor privilege escalation bugs.”
Justin O’Beirne (GP). “[T]he satellites seem to be outpacing the Street View vehicles.” Well worth a read.
Bristol Herald Courier. “Working-class people of America, and Appalachia in particular, have long been the backbone of U.S. military engagements abroad. They bear much of the direct, physical, psychological and emotional costs of American war-making.” I’d love to see Sanders make an anti-war swing through the Red States. That would be wonderfully clarifying. As would the lack of said swing.
Lawyers, Guns & Money. On the Zapatistas.
NYT. It’s good to see elites acquire some sense of noblesse oblige, but this won’t be nearly enough.
Berkeley News (DL). Using “visual foresight.” But will they be able to see the human hand reaching for the Off switch?
Engadget (KW). This is very good. Old codgers like me need to understand gaming as a serious thing.
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