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Some say they’re pests, but opossums can be helpful Bangor Daily News. Opposums eat ticks! Jellyfish Genome Hints That Complexity Isn’t Genetically Complex Quanta U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed NYT. “‘The big takeaway for me is that we haven’t yet successfully decoupled U.S. emissions growth from economic growth,’ said Trevor Houser, a climate and energy analyst at the Rhodium Group.” Hmm. Do I detect a pony? Cory Doctorow: Disruption for Thee, But Not for Me Locus. Today’s must-read. Volatility: how ‘algos’ changed the rhythm of the market FT Brexit May Is Cornered by Parliament as She Fights for Her Brexit Deal Bloomberg Parliament can agree that it doesn’t want a no deal Brexit, but that’s it New Statesman U.K. Finds a Faulty Shipping Safety Net for

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Yves Smith writes The People’s Money (Part 1)

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Yves Smith writes Trump’s Border Wall is a Multi-Billion Dollar Corporate Handout

Some say they’re pests, but opossums can be helpful Bangor Daily News. Opposums eat ticks!

Jellyfish Genome Hints That Complexity Isn’t Genetically Complex Quanta

U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed NYT. “‘The big takeaway for me is that we haven’t yet successfully decoupled U.S. emissions growth from economic growth,’ said Trevor Houser, a climate and energy analyst at the Rhodium Group.” Hmm. Do I detect a pony?

Cory Doctorow: Disruption for Thee, But Not for Me Locus. Today’s must-read.

Volatility: how ‘algos’ changed the rhythm of the market FT

Brexit

May Is Cornered by Parliament as She Fights for Her Brexit Deal Bloomberg

Parliament can agree that it doesn’t want a no deal Brexit, but that’s it New Statesman

U.K. Finds a Faulty Shipping Safety Net for Brexit WSJ

Dublin remains top ‘Brexodus’ location ahead of Frankfurt and Paris, EY says The Irish Times. Waiting for the Bob Marley parody, here…

Brutal attack on five Romanian men blamed on loyalist paramilitaries Belfast Telegraph. Just baseball bats. Not guns.

French official tapped to lead Macron’s ‘national debate’ quits amid salary controversy France24

Forgotten France rises up Le Monde Diplomatique

20-year-old German hacker confesses in doxxing case Handelsblatt

Europe shaken as political systems splinter FT

Syraqistan

Why Gulf Banks Are Merging Like Never Before Bloomberg

Iran Prepares Satellite Launch, Ignoring US Warnings, Says It’s For Peaceful Purposes International Business Times. Cue the war drums.

Asia in 2019: from elections in India and Indonesia to US-China tensions, Xinjiang and extreme weather South China Morning Post

ARIA: Congress Makes Its Mark on US Asia Policy The Diplomat

India

As India heads for polls, does its media pass Chomsky’s five-filter test? Quartz

India’s lower house passes citizenship bill that excludes Muslims Al Jazeera

Is India Really 96% Open Defecation Free? The Wire

China?

Chinese business failures set to outstrip other big economies FT

Why China is determined to connect Southeast Asia by rail Nikkei Asian Review

Chinese buyers expand their reach in the US housing market as the middle class gets in on the act CNBC

With US on sidelines, China drives Latin America mobile tech boom Asia Times

Guangdong Man Fined $150 for Using a VPN Sixth Tone. Caveat that I don’t know if this is pro forma, or part of a real crackdown.

WSJ investigation: China offered to bail out troubled Malaysian fund in return for deals The Star

New Cold War

Manafort Accused of Sharing Trump Campaign Data With Russian Associate NYT

Unnamed corporation seeks to file petition for review in grand jury dispute (UPDATED) SCOTUSblog

The Antichrist will control mankind through gadgets and the Internet as people ‘fall into slavery’ to smartphones, warns leader of Russian Orthodox Church Daily Mail. Seems legit.

Trump Transition

Trump’s Not-So-Bully Pulpit Politico

Full text: Pelosi and Schumer respond to Trump’s immigration speech Politico

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the disputed border crisis Associated Press

Trump opts against declaring national border emergency — for now Roll Call

McAllen Mayor Says A Wall Won’t Solve The Realities Of Texas’ Border Problems KUT. Which is what the locals have been saying through the Bush and the Obama administrations to the present day.

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Trump team promises shutdown won’t stop food stamp payments in February, says program lacks funds for March WaPo

Did CIA Director Gina Haspel run a black site at Guantánamo? McClatchy. Another career triumph for Gina?

Democrats in Disarray

Why the Differences Between Sanders and Warren Matter Zaid Jilani, Jacobin. This:

When I worked at PCCC [supporting Warren], I was once told that Warren decided to run for the Senate after witnessing the amount of power she had as an oversight chair for the bank bailouts. She believed that “being in the room” with decision-makers in the Obama administration was essential to creating change. While Warren wants to be at the table with elites, arguing for progressive policies, Sanders wants to open the doors and let the public make the policy.

The House Democrats’ Best Path Forward The New Yorker

Class Warfare

How Cities Make Money by Fining the Poor NYT. Everything is like Ferguson.

Highly paid substitutes, lessons in large spaces — how L.A. Unified is preparing for a teachers strike Los Angeles. Scabs, naturally.

Unprovability comes to machine learning Nature

‘Thinking About Distant Civilizations Isn’t Speculative’ Der Spiegel

How Climate Change Caused The World’s First Ever Empire To Collapse Eurasia Review (Furzy Mouse).

Post-Soviet Lessons for a Post-American Century Dmitry Orlov. From 2005, still germane. I hate to link to GoogleDocs, but I’m assuming this is the original. Best I can do, given time constraints and Google’s crapification.

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