Guardian (UserFriendly). Today’s must read.
Discover Magazine (Kevin W)
FAIR (UserFriendly). Has info that may be new to many readers.
Climate change is now a Russian plot:
Exposed by the booming Russia fearmongering industry: “a broad Kremlin campaign to disrupt the booming US energy industry.” Evidence includes “at least 8 Russian accounts” sending “at least 16 social media messages”, & anti-pipeline protest coverage on RT😱
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate)
Furutism (David L) Even funnier: Science Alert
Wall Street Journal
The Wire (J-LS)
Independent. This really was disgraceful. And the MPs didn’t ask anything other than basic questions. See our post today.
Independent. Translation: She’s kicked the can down the road again. Given that local elections are about to start, this should have been predictable.
The Times. A more pointed take.
Guardian. As PlutoniumKun points out (and some other media outlets noted yesterday) the replacement of Rudd has tipped the balance in the Cabinet to favor the Ultras: “If this is so, it looks almost certain May will not be able to present the EU with any sort of workable plan.” This is happening as the MPs are more and more favoring a soft Brexit. AS he extrapolated (and Richard Smith and I discussed in parallel) this increases the odds of a Constitutional crisis and a crash-out Brexit, which the EU might not mind, since it would mean their hands were clean.
Independent. With the too-obvioius intent that Rudd’s resignation will work as a shield for May, who was responsible.
Reuters (furzy). Aieee.
Vineyard of the Saker (Chuck L)
Pat Lang, Unz Review
Vineyard of the Saker (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Guardian. Kevin W points out Cambridge Analytica is not dead but merely reconstituting: “Key sentence – ‘Although Cambridge Analytica might be dead, the team behind it has already set up a mysterious new company called Emerdata.'”
BBC (Kevin W)
Recode. Lead story as of now. I watched the entire clip, which is rare for me.
CNBC (Kevin W)
The Hill. Wowsesrs. How did anyone think this would be helpful? Even if Team Trump decided this was the best of bad solutions to the problem, why air it in the press to let Mueller get an early look? With friends like this…
Politico. Note that this indicates that Guiliani did manage to say some sensible things on Fox, like pointing out that Mueller looked to be trying to engage in entrapment. But again, why telegraph your strategy?
Jonathan Turley. Turley begs to differ.
Daily Caller (UserFriendly)
Real News Network. We flagged this via a tweet yesterday.
Police State Watch
Los Angeles Times (Milen)
Kill Me Now
Boston (Swamp Yankee). Our man at Bain Capital speaks….
The Hill. UserFriendly:I think she wants Democrats to lose in 2018. This is clearly just to bait the GOP base and get them to vote.”
In 2016, mounted a primary challenge against Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This year, he’s running against her again, this time as an independent. You’ll never guess which foreign country they’re attempting to link him to. Do Dems have any other tactic at this point?
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald)
New York Times. This goes here because it is ridiculous as a source of controversy. The idea that proms deserve any respect as cultural institutions is barmy. I am sure if a teenager showed up in a classic Saint Laurent “,” people would go nuts too. Too dikey, even though the early adopters were rich taste-makers like Nan Kempner. As FluffytheObeseCat pointed out, “The incident was a study in simple bullying, masquerading as a virtuous political act.”
Guardian (Kevin W)
Wolf Richter. EM:
Upshot is the following dire ratio: “26% increase in revenues caused a 114% jump in net losses.” A.k.a. “We lose huge amounts of money on every car we build, but we make it up on volume.”
Ian Welsh (Bill B)
James Galbraith The Baffler (UserFriendly). Important.
WSWS (Randy K)
EventBrite (UserFriendly). I normally do not promote candidates for specific races, but this guy gets kudos for having a fundraiser where the cheapest tickets are $25. Open mike too.
Antidote du jour (Tracie H). Brown Chinese geese:
And an unconventional bonus anecdote from Tam:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.