German firefighters rescue squirrel stuck in manhole cover AP Seals can copy human speech and sing Star Wars theme tune, new study says Sky News. n=3. It’s Younger and Cooler Than a Carbon Tax The Atlantic. The GND. US gasoline prices rise after blasts at Philadelphia refinery FT Report: Utility’s Negligence to Blame for Los Angeles Methane Disaster Earth Justice Syraqistan Trump Says He Was ‘Cocked and Loaded’ to Strike Iran, but Pulled Back NYT VIPS Memo to the President: Is Pompeo’s Agenda the Same As Yours? Consortium News White House Pushes ‘Trump Pulled Back’ Story – He Likely Never Approved To Strike Iran Moon of Alabama Trump Doesn’t Need to Attack Iran: He’s Winning Already Bloomberg Northrop Grumman used a fictitious war with Iran to sell its Global Hawk drone to the Pentagon
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It’s Younger and Cooler Than a Carbon Tax The Atlantic. The GND.
Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
Read THIS Before Cheering the Next War Washington’s Blog
The Empty Promise of Boris Johnson The New Yorker. Qui est ce monstre?
There Are Some Fires That Get Put Out, and Some That Don’t n+1. Grenfell Tower.
Rosemary and thyme against Greece’s economic torpor Agence France Presse
Australians in Hong Kong say this could change everything Sydney Morning Herald
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The Coming Sino-American Bust-Up Nouriel Roubini, Project Syndicate
Trump Says He’s Weighing Democrats’ Plan for $15 Minimum Wage Bloomberg. “Make it $18!”
Policing the Borders of Suffering Jewish Currents
Finally, the U.S. Is Getting Some Diplomats in the Field Foreign Policy
City of Secrets: Estimated 10,000 people in DC are spies WTOP. And that’s just the foreigners!
Obama Alums Tell Health Insurance Lobby “Medicare For All” Won’t Happen MapLight. Alums, plural. Thanks, Obama!
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Black Injustice Tipping Point
Cell Phones Are Probably Not Making Us Grow Horns Smithsonian. “The external occipital protuberance is a well-studied trait in anthropology.”
Getting Social Security Fixed May Be the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Finances NYT. After years of rentier propaganda, some sanity. “It is time for you to get political, and to start thinking of activism as a behavior equal to saving and investing.” Interesting proposition, if generalized.
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