MPR (Chuck L) :-(
Minnesota Public Radio News (Chuck L)
EarthSky (Chuck L)
NPR (David L)
Bloomberg. I’ve been telling readers Birmingham is a foodie center with many good restaurants. I do better there with dining out than in San Francisco.
The Scroll (J-LS)
Forgive the long quote from Politico’s daily European newsletter, but this is the best one-stop shopping I’ve seen on the state of play in Italy:
THE PRESIDENT’S PREROGATIVE: On Monday evening, Italian President Sergio Mattarella proposed a “non-political government” as the temporary solution to Italy’s post-election impasse. That move indicates he’s not going to give a mandate to someone who’ll run at the next election, whenever that may happen. Deciphering the president’s , there are now three options (and quite explicitly isn’t among them).
1. A presidential government that survives a vote of confidence, which stays in place while political parties sort out their differences and find an agreement for a new, political government.
2. A presidential government that gets parliament’s confidence and a built-in shelf life until December or so, which would be enough time to present a 2019 budget and possibly a new electoral law that Italian politics has been so obsessed with.
3. That presidential prime minister fails to get the votes in parliament, which would mean a very early election. Both the League and the 5Star Movement called for a vote as early as July, but Mattarella said a summer vote “has so far been possible to avoid” — indicating in presidential Italian that he prefers to keep things that way and not ruin Italians’ summer with tutti al mare.
THE WINNER IS: While 5Stars leader Luigi Di Maio struggles for survival at the helm of his party, the real winner — who needn’t fear either new elections or internal uprising — is the League’s Matteo Salvini. POLITICO’s Jacopo Barigazzi .
Politico. NC readers had already seen this as an empty threat.
Guardian. This could be a default headline for half the Brexit stories for the past eight months.
Richard North. Debunking of the Guardian story above.
The Sun. North effectively debunked this too.
Possible date for snap elections is July 22 ~ANSA via
— Yannis Koutsomitis (@YanniKouts)
The Canary (Chuck L)
New Cold War
t Politico. UserFriendly: “Wowzers. Europe stepped up.”
But the fact that Trump is announcing….something…is not promising:
I will be announcing my decision on the Iran Deal tomorrow from the White House at 2:00pm.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Financial Times (Kevin W)
RT. Kevin W: “Many Twitter images.”
Alternet. Shades of Victorian poorhouses.
MSN (Kevin C). Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy….
New Economic Perspectives
New York Times. JTM: “Gross oversimplification?”
New Yorker. Article appears at ~ 7:00 PM. Schneiderman . That may be a speed record.
Bloomberg (David L)
Financial Times. Finally, some discussion of private equity credit funds.
Wall Street Journal
Kill Me Now
Economic Policy Institute. I hate this country.
Washington Post (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour. From Eureka Springs:
Nine years ago I rescued Louiza Felina from the local shelter. For both of us it was love at first sight. She was so small, never topping seven pounds, even the shelter thought she was still a kitten. Last Saturday as I watched her catch what would be her last bird I knew something was amiss. By Monday morning she would not eat or drink so I rushed her to the vet. It took a couple of days and nights for them to be able to see the bobcat fever in her blood test. Wednesday was the last day she was able to purr in my arms. We put her down today, Saturday afternoon. She was a fantastic companion who never lost a sense of wonder. I’m ever so thankful for the years we had and she will be sorely missed.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.