The Cut (Chuck L)
Stars & Stripes (Kevin W)
NPR (David L)
Global Citizen (furzy). !!!
Guardian. Not surprised but still sad to read. Kuta Beach and its surf was totally disgusting in 1993 and 1994 due to garbage in the water. This is 20 miles off Bali, but I didn’t pull out a map to see what part of the island it is near. I wonder if the fancy beaches, like the ones at upscale resort areas like Nusa Dua, are also gross now.
– Science Alert (Kevin W)
Digital Tends (Kevin W). How about “The OS needs to suck less”?
Nouriel Roubini and Preston Byrne, Guardian. Important.
Quanta Magazine (David L)
News.com.au (Kevin W)
Guardian. Coming to the rest of the world sooner than you think…
From Politico’s e-mailed newsletter: IS EU RETALIATION PLAN ‘WTO COMPATIBLE’? Officials in Brussels and other major European capitals told POLITICO’s trade team that the EU will define Trump’s tariff action as a “safeguard measure” — in trade jargon that’s a temporary step intended to protect a domestic industry — allowing Brussels to issue counter-tariffs more quickly that a traditional WTO lawsuit. Trade experts are split on whether the plan is legal. Malmström told the BBC on Monday the EU didn’t have time for the WTO’s half-empty appellate courts to deal with a traditional complaint. The EU’s College of Commissioners will decide the bloc’s course of action Wednesday.
Politico. How fickle. After those phenomenal leaks about the dinners with Theresa May…
Guardian. PlutoniumKun calls your attention to the comments too.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph. AEP does like to focus on apocalyptic possibilities…recall he also thought the Greek would break the EU in 2015. Italy is obviously a force to be reckoned with, but it isn’t at all clear that 5 Star can govern (Trump is an extreme example of how inexperienced players spend a lot of time spinning their wheels) or that it and Lega can agree on enough to move forward together.
New Cold War
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The Register (Kevin W). Wowsers.
Bloomberg. Don’t underestimate Eurocrats…
BBC. For those who believe in portents…
Tulsi Gabbard. Calls for paper ballots!
New York Magazine (UserFriendly). The lady doth protest too much…
Washington Post (UserFriendly)
The Hill (UserFriendly)
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone (FluffytheObeseCat)
Axios (TF). Way worse than the headline would have you believe.
Bloomberg. Wow, is Swensen a jerk. No one gets to run an opinion piece without having it edited. Now the paper also behaved badly by editing it and not running the edits by him for his approval (which would have led him to withdraw the piece). This does not speak well for the bargaining/managerial skills of the elites-in-training. The students should have told Swensen he had two choices: either they edited the piece, subject to his approval, or if he insisted on running an unedited piece, the way to do that was to buy a full page ad.
Wall Street Journal
Economic Policy Institute
BBC (David L)
Antidote du jour (margarita). “Swimming near Bratislava, Slovakia, in 10F temperatures.”
And a bonus video. One cat seems a lot more mindful of the baby’s safety than its parent is:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.