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Digital Trends (David L). I see no mention of plumbing, let alone a kitchen…but at 215 square feet, there’s barely room for a hot plate.
ZDNet (David L)
Financial Times. Marshall Auerback via e-mail:
Hmm…China’s growth slowing (slowest official quarterly growth figure in almost a decade and if that’s the OFFICIAL number, then you know the unofficial number is much worse). And the RMB has fallen to its lowest level since the start of 2017. I recall people like Martin Wolf were arguing vociferously that Trump was taking on a shrewd foe whom he couldn’t defeat in a trade war. But Beijing has been gaming the global trade system for decades and he’s actually the first president to respond to it (and not fall for China’s bogus threats about exercising its so-called “nuclear option” in the bond market). I wonder if China’s economy is about to be exposed for the paper tiger that it is. I don’t advocate fighting trade wars, but Trump was probably right here when he suggested that China would be more vulnerable, not the US.
Guardian. Oz local politics but with some larger implications. Kevin W explains:
A real dog’s breakfast. The Coalition loses this seat, they lose their one set majority in Parliament. The Coalition candidate, Dave Sharma, an ex-Ambassador to Israel, had Scott Morrison float the idea of moving the Australian Embassy to Jerusalem and supporting Trump’s position on the Iran treaty as 13% of the seat of Wentworth is jewish. All our neighbours, mostly Muslim, said do that and see what happens next to all your trade. This week, somebody said in emails that the challenger, the popular Kerryn Phelps, had HIV and was pulling out the race (Kerryn is well known as a lesbian but nobody cares). The seat itself, Wentworth, is blue ribbon and was Malcolm Turnbull’s seat.
Independent. Note the Independent has been campaigning.
Guardian. Clive: “Only taken it since the Dawn of Time, but the Guardian’s Brexit coverages finally gets into the right gear.”
"Over 1m people marched, urging the government – of which you were a central figure – not to invade Iraq. You ignored them. Why should this government take any notice of 100k Remainers calling for a second referendum?" asks
— BBC This Week (@bbcthisweek)
New Cold War
Daily Beast. Kevin W: “Twilight Zone stuff here.”
Washington Post (furzy). “Fight”. Help me.
Guardian (Bill B)
Washington Post (furzy)
The Hill. UserFriendly: “You break it you buy it…. Of course they have conveniently written out our role in creating the mess.
BuzzFeed (Bill B)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Financial Times. I thought the plan was to punish the donor class in blue cities.
Politico (furzy). Cover story of the magazine.
New York Times (UserFriendly)
DW (David L)
Wall Street Journal (furzy). Lambert had an AP story in Links. Clearly a pre-election PR push.
PetaPixel (David L)
HiringLab. UserFriendly: “New poll, JG is the economic policy with the most bipartisan support.”
New York Magazine (Kevin W)
The Conversation (UserFriendly)
RT (Chuck L)
The Hill (Kevin W)
National Conference of State Legislatures (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour (Angie Neer): “This Costa Rican bird (I have no idea of the species) has great camouflage and a built-in periscope”:
And a bonus video from Lance N: “The MTV-style cutting is unfortunate, but it’s
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.