Phys.org (CL). I think the headline in is even more sensational: “Extraordinary Biomass-Burning Episode and Impact Winter Triggered by the Younger Dryas Cosmic Impact ∼12,800 Years Ago.”
Weather Underground. “[S]nowpack at just 14 percent of the historical average.”
Tim Duy’s FedWatch
South China Morning Post
“No matter how bad you think it is, it’s worse.” –David Einhorn
There are problems with Brexit in Whitehall.
Here’s a small tale of government indecision, prevarication and “no deal” neurosis with big implications. 2 qs:
1. Have you heard of the Road Haulage and truckers bill🚚
2. Until you do: Is “no deal” planning **really** happening🐌
— Sam Coates Times (@SamCoatesTimes)
Politics UK (Richard Smith).
New Cold War
Lambert here, on #ReleaseTheMemo: A memo, absent its supporting evidence, is meta. Hysteria about meta is metameta. Welcome to the Beltway:
The Hill. The Hill buries the lead: “How and when the Nunes document will be made public remains an open question. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), a senior member of the Intelligence panel, told reporters earlier in the week that it will likely be [q.v. ], something that can only be done when the House is in session. The chamber is scheduled to convene for a pro forma session at 4:30 on Friday afternoon.” If this indeed happens, it would be an excellent first step toward putting the Intelligence Community under some sort of Constitutional control, so naturally we see principled Democrats supporting it. Oh, wait…
The Hill. Burying the lead again. Heilemann: “This is what Russia wants here. I continue to be baffled by Ryan’s behavior.”
Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative
Eugene Robinson, WaPo. Savvy!
Editorial Board (!), NYT
Thomas Edsall, NYT (Re Silc). On immigration.
The American Conservative. $200 billion is miserably inadequate. If private money is supposed to pick up the rest, that means toll booths everywhere. That’s “conservative”?
Democrats in Disarray
Thomas Frank, Le Monde Diplomatique. Even though this is partially but effectively paywalled, I’m linking to it because what shows is worth a read, and, apparently, Frank has been blackballed by the U.S. media for Listen, Liberal!; this is first venue I’ve seen publish him recently, other than “Comment is Free” in the Guardian. Also, as of this writing (3:26AM), . Odd.
Caitlin Johnstone, Medium
Our Famously Free Press
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
San Francisco Bay View
Gizmodo. “Bliss set up traffic cones and rode his bike in the one available lane so that he could ‘throttle’ traffic, unless drivers wanted to pay a $5 fee. This way, as Ajit Pai has put it, ‘consumers can pick the plan that’s best for them.'”
Imperial Collapse Watch
LRB. “The language of the roads is standardised but the handwriting varies hugely. It’s not Transport, the round sans serif typeface designed for highway signs in the late 1950s by Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir. The official script is Pavement, an elongated form of Transport, but it’s only a guide: nearly all the shapes and lettering on road surfaces are hand-painted. Reading the roads every day, you begin to notice the different hands. Some do short, fat-bottomed arrows, with an even triangle for the head; others draw long stems topped with a flashy inverted ‘V’.” Something for the robot car programmers to consider…
Antidote du jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.