She served an $8 school lunch to a teen who couldn’t pay. Then she was fired — for ‘theft’. WaPo
‘Luddite’ Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word American Conservative
What longer paternity leave did for men in Spain TreeHugger
A New Diet Study Confirms Your Worst Suspicions About Ultra-Processed Foods Gizmodo
Kababs, kulfis, qormas: Forgotten recipes from Shah Jahan’s kitchens get a second life in this book Scroll
Lost Calcutta New York Review of Books
Why paying for pandas is not so black and white BBC
Billion-dollar gamble: How a ‘singular hero’ helped start a new field in physics MPR. News. chuck l: ‘The realization produced “a little warm glow,” he says. “I guess now that I’m a few years away from it, I’m beginning to feel it more.”
Asked about the chances that a government-funded science project like this could happen today, he says: “Zero.” ‘
Fire danger could force SF blackout, PG&E says San Francisco Chronicle
Hydropower’s Dangerous Bid To Re-cast Itself As ‘Green’ International Business Times
Biking in Seattle is a way of life. Here’s a look at our deep-rooted bike culture Seattle Times
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
This Genealogy Database Helped Solve Dozens Of Crimes. But Its New Privacy Rules Will Restrict Access By Cops. BuzzFeed (david l)
The rise of social supermarkets: ‘It’s not about selling cheap food, but building strong communities’ Guardian. Today’s must-read; you might have skipped over this so-so headline. Completely different model than the serve-yourself-on- your- app-sans-staff.
‘They Were Conned’: How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers NYT
US private equity moves into trailer parks FT (david l). Trailer loans were the original subprime (the small 1990s market which also blew up).
SPEAK YOUR PIECE: EVENT ON OPIOID CRISIS O.D.’S ON GLIBNESS Daily Yonder
Big Companies Pay CEOs for Good Performance—and Bad WSJ
Mayor Pete and the Order of the Kong: How Buttigieg’s Harvard pals helped spur his rise in politics Boston Globe. UserFriendly: “gag me, he looks like such a tool.”
2020 candidate, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard presses that US must not go to war with Iran ABC
Joe Biden’s Bet That 2016 Didn’t Change Everything Atlantic. re Silc: “headed to a bad place if he wins”.
Bernie Sanders Wants to Destroy the Best Schools Poor Urban Kids Have New York magazine (Userfriendly). From the poisoned pen of the loathsome Jonathan Chait.
O’Rourke stocks campaign with Obama and Clinton alums Politico
Userfriendly: “The reason most republican officials should probably be in jail”:
What the hell is a “Consensual Rape”?
I’m like 100% sure that’s just normal rape but said by a sleazy corrupt politician.
These people have lost their F*CKING minds! pic..com/wM7wXqpGJr
— Terrence Daniels (Captain Planet) (@Terrence_STR) 18 May 2019
How Banning Abortion Will Transform America Project Syndicate. mgl: “I would like to see a history of what things were like in USA USA before Roe v. wade and contraception being available.”
The Struggle Is The Meaning Craig Murray
Key oil producers meet to discuss output amid Iran tension Al Jazeera
Trump, Europe increasingly at odds on Iran The Hill
Blast injures tourists on bus near Giza pyramids in Egypt BBC
Boeing: can Muilenburg engineer a recovery course? FT
How an immigration crackdown is hurting UK startups Techcrunch
Brexit: a tsunami of trivia EUReferendum.com
Propaganda Intensifies Trade War With China Moon of Alabama
The spoils of trade war: Asia’s winners and losers in US-China clash SCMP
The U.S. Has a Fleet of 300 Electric Buses. China Has 421,000 Bloomberg (david l)
Trump’s Huawei ‘ban’ gives Asian tech firms 70 billion reasons to worry SCMP
Trump’s Huawei ban spooks allies, industry Politico
Google suspends business with Huawei after Trump blacklist The Hindu
BJP to Hold the Heartland, Steal the East and Cruise to Victory, Exit Polls Say The Wire The seventh and final stage of India’s staggered voting for Lok Sabha elections finished yesterday. During the voting period, exit polls cannot be reported. Now they can. Counting day is 23rd May, and results should be announced that day. Expect lots of chatter and speculation between now and then.
Cyclone Fani: Puri district still in darkness as villagers struggle for food, shelter Scroll
What You Need to Know About the 2019 European Parliament Elections Bloomberg (furzy)
Tax the wealthy and big companies for road repairs? Democrats are divided McClatchy
Small group of America’s big farms gets bulk of Trump bailout funds FT Quelle surprise.
Against the dictatorship of ignorance in the age of Donald Trump: Part 1 of 2 Salon (JZ). Against the dictatorship of ignorance in the age of Trump, Part 2: We can still fight back Salon (JZ)
Why Trump Should Be Thanking Alec Baldwin Politico
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.