Yves here. Apologies for the lack of original posts. Working on some longer-term stories (reporting takes a ton more time than commentary) competing aging parent duties.
Burn, Baby, Burn
Washington Post (David L)
BBC. Photo of emaciated lambs. :-(
Politico. More from Politico’s daily newsletter:
1540 ALL OVER AGAIN? The rivers dried up, the leaves turned brown mid-summer and wildfires swept across the Continent. Temperatures climbed above 40 degrees. Sound familiar? Sitting in Wittenberg in July of that year — 1540 — a desperate Martin Luther wrote to his wife: “Day and night there’s an unbearable heat and dryness everywhere. Come, dear Judgement Day, Amen.” A few days later they burned a witch in Wittenberg. But even that didn’t help end Europe’s worst drought. About 40 million people lived in Western Europe at the time. And about a million more people than usual died that year.
Lars P. Syll
Wall Street Journal (Kevin W)
CNN (Kevin W)
Guardian. Ahem, that’s before you get to distribution issues. Trust this government to implement a sensible rationing scheme?
New Cold War
State Dept Demands Russia Withdraw From Georgia’s Separatist Regions Antiwar.com. Kevin W: “It is not generally known that the military for South Ossetia has already been partially incorporated into the Russian Armed Forces so this demand will not likely be fulfilled.”
Nordwest-Zeitung. Google Translate:
Imperial Collapse Watch
RT (Kevin W)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The Verge. Well, scrap the (very very idle) idea of making that trip…
Wall Street Journal
Forbes. UserFriendly: “Wowzsers if true.”
News anchors should be asking Deval Patrick about his work at Texaco and subprime mortgage lender Ameriquest, and the circumstances under which he was offered the positions.
— Zach Carter (@zachdcarter)
The Trace (David L)
– CBS News (UserFriendly)
Sunday’s suspension and banning of antiwar and libertarian Twitter users Peter Van Buren (whistleblower), Scott Horton (Antiwar.com Editorial Director), and Daniel McAdams (Ron Paul Institute Director) is all over the media today, including on Drudge and Zero Hedge. In today’s Ron Paul Institute special report we bring all three together to tell what really happened… and more importantly, what it means to the future of social media and free speech.
Kevin W: “Cfdtrade gets two mentions about 16:25 & 17:35 in.”
Real News Network
Wolf Street (EM)
New York Review of Books
Obama didn't prevent a depression. He prevented a New Deal.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller)
Business Insider (Kevin W)
Dean Baker, Counterpunch
Antidote du jour. Susan B:
This is a Máfur from Iceland, also known as a baby seagull. It was taken on the small island of Flatey off the coast of Breiðafjörður in Iceland. Flatey has fantastic bird watching.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.