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abc.net.au. Kevin W: “Is it recycling if your plan is to ship it to another country?
Quartz (Kevin W)
Washington Post. Important. Sad also.
Reuters. The key amendment is pure optics. May is just supposed to report progress. She’s not required to succeed. But there is the interesting question of what if anything she is required to do.
Richard North. Important.
Financial Times. This is ridiculous. The EU has been asking the UK repeatedly what sort of future relationship it wants. The idea that David belatedly taking up a long-overdue task amounts to a clever end-run of the EU is spin that only teh too-credulous UK press would parrot. And that’s before getting to the fact that every Brexit position paper produced by the UK has sucked.
New Cold War
Our NATO ally Latvia holding “the world’s only march by veterans of Nazi Germany’s elite SS unit”
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled)
FAIR. UserFriendly: “Shocked!”
On Douma, the Guardian treats a Birmingham-based pro-regime change doctor in Turkey as more credible than Robert Fisk, who was in Douma. It even refused to name Fisk, referring to him merely as a reporter “favored by Moscow” via
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
New York Magazine (Paul R). Today’s must read.
Thai Tech (furzy)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Tampa Bay Business Journal. Tariffs are a blunt instrument..
Jonathan Turley. Brutal.
Economic Policy Institute. Moar voodoo economics.
Trending: the attempting to recruit neocon corpse bride Nikki Haley.
— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz)
New York Times. UserFriendly: “God, they are such snobs.”
There is occasionally some justice in this world:
The Real Washington: companies and rich people were paying millions of dollars to Tony Podesta for the access & influence they knew he’d have when Hillary was President. Then she lost, they stopped paying him, and now he is losing everything
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
New York Times (furzy)
Professor who called Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” on Twitter shortly after the former first lady’s death now faces university investigation.
— AP Central U.S. (@APCentralRegion)
Bloomberg (Kevin W)
Business Insider. Covered by Jim Haygood in comments yesterday, and IMHO better too.
Economist (David L). A scam.
Wolf Street (EM)
Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
Intercept (Chuck L). Finra is a joke. This is yet more proof.
Angry Bear. For those who feel the need to say more than, “Are you kidding?”
MIT Technology Review
Robert Skidelsky, Project Syndicate (David L)
Antidote du jour (Ed T). Not quite separated at birth:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.