Kakapow! Rare world’s fattest parrot has record breeding season Jakarta Post Decades of Neglect Threatened Notre Dame, Well Before It Burned WSJ ‘The weakest link’: Why your house may burn while your neighbor’s survives the next wildfire Sacramento Bee Brexit How close are May and Corbyn to a Brexit deal? Institute for Government Brexit: Nancy Pelosi steps up pressure on UK over Irish border BBC What the Corn Laws tell us about Brexit Britain World Economic Forum Britain is once again the sick man of Europe Martin Wolf, FT Journalist shot dead during rioting in Derry RTE and Four ATMs stolen in Meath, Antrim and Armagh overnight RTE. “It brings to at least 15 the number of ATMs stolen on both sides of the border in recent months, five of those south of the border.” Hmm. A little
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How close are May and Corbyn to a Brexit deal? Institute for Government
What the Corn Laws tell us about Brexit Britain World Economic Forum
Britain is once again the sick man of Europe Martin Wolf, FT
Journalist shot dead during rioting in Derry RTE and Four ATMs stolen in Meath, Antrim and Armagh overnight RTE. “It brings to at least 15 the number of ATMs stolen on both sides of the border in recent months, five of those south of the border.” Hmm. A little self-financing?
There is No Alternativelessness n+1. On German domestic politics.
The Ultra-Orthodox Will Determine Israel’s Political Future Foreign Policy. What could go wrong?
Jung lovers: BTS delve into psychology on their album, Map Of The Soul BBC. I didn’t know Jessica Jung was a published author as well!
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Supervisor: Red (!). Worker: Yellow.
Massive pro-Assange protest hits Ecuador’s capital Quito Daliy Sabah (zagonostra). From wire services. Not sure how “massive.”
The Mueller probe Associated Press
Robert Mueller Did Not Merely Reject the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theories. He Obliterated Them Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept vs. Dear Democrats: Mueller Just Handed You a Road Map for Impeachment. Follow It. Mehdi Hassan, The Intercept
First Thoughts On The Mueller Report Release Moon of Alabama
Mueller completely dropped the ball with obstruction punt Andrew McCarthy, NY Post. Block that metaphor!
Trump Induces Hysteria. It’s Worth Resisting. Zaid Jilani, Forward
Will the Mueller Report Make the New Cold War Even Worse? Stephen Cohen, The Nation. Worth reading the Mueller Report through this lens.
New Cold War
The Official Skripal Story is a Dead Duck Craig Murray
Bernie Steals the ‘No More Wars’ Issue From Trump Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative
The Saker interviews Dmitry Orlov Vineyard of the Saker
The Persisting Relevance of Walter Rodney’s “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” Los Angeles Review of Books
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Chicago is Tracking Kids With GPS Monitors That Can Call and Record Them Without Consent The Appeal (JBird4049).
Bjorn’s Corner: MCAS fix on the way Leeham News
Private equity infuses healthcare with $63B investment Modern Healthcare
In the Bronx, AOC Advocates for a ‘VA for All’ The Nation (MR).
The Depths of Despair Among US Adults Entering Midlife American Journal of Public Health. “Results suggest that generally rising despair among the young adult cohort now reaching midlife that cuts across racial/ethnic, educational, and geographic groups may presage rising midlife mortality for these subgroups in the next decade.”
As Syphilis Invades Rural America, A Fraying Health Safety Net Is Failing To Stop It KHN. Everything’s going according to plan!
The Captain Swing Riots; Workers and Threshing Machines in the 1830s The Conversable Economist
Uber and Lyft drivers say apps are short-changing wages while raising fares Guardian (SlayTheSmaugs). A team of programmes wrote the code; the managers approved it; the executives pocketed the gains. Disruption! Innovation!
Selfie Deaths Are an Epidemic Outside (Re Silc).
Antidote du jour (CK):
CK writes: “Here’s another lovely creature from Patagonia. So beautifully camouflaged!”
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