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Toxic PFAS Chemicals Found in Maine Farms Fertilized with Sewage Sludge The Intercept. I was saying just the other day that stuff was nasty. Turns out there’s more plastic pollution in the deep ocean than the Great Pacific Garbage Patch USA Today Quiet U.S. Fire Season May Get Active Later This Year Weather Underground California Reckons With the Cost of Wildfires to Come NYT A Strange Blight LRB U.S. Economy Celebrates 10 Years of Growth, But No One’s Partying Bloomberg Syraqistan U.S. Ambassador to Israel: Israel has right to annex part of West Bank Jerusalem Post Under Trump arms deal, high-tech U.S. bombs to be built in Saudi Arabia NBC The seasons after the Arab Spring Le Monde Diplomatique Brexit UK’s Boris Johnson says would withhold Brexit bill as PM France24 Everything you think

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Toxic PFAS Chemicals Found in Maine Farms Fertilized with Sewage Sludge The Intercept. I was saying just the other day that stuff was nasty.

Turns out there’s more plastic pollution in the deep ocean than the Great Pacific Garbage Patch USA Today

Quiet U.S. Fire Season May Get Active Later This Year Weather Underground

California Reckons With the Cost of Wildfires to Come NYT

A Strange Blight LRB

U.S. Economy Celebrates 10 Years of Growth, But No One’s Partying Bloomberg

Syraqistan

U.S. Ambassador to Israel: Israel has right to annex part of West Bank Jerusalem Post

Under Trump arms deal, high-tech U.S. bombs to be built in Saudi Arabia NBC

The seasons after the Arab Spring Le Monde Diplomatique

Brexit

UK’s Boris Johnson says would withhold Brexit bill as PM France24

Everything you think you know about Leavers and Remainers is wrong New Statesman

Michael Gove admits to taking cocaine on ‘several occasions’ Guardian

China?

Is It Too Late to Stop a New Cold War With China? NYT

China and the US are too intertwined to keep up the trade war FT

U.S. 7th Fleet Cruiser Ignores Rules At Sea – Nearly Collides With Russian Destroyer Moon of Alabama

Years of Warnings, Then Death and Disaster: How the Navy Failed Its Sailors Pro Publica. On the Seventh Fleet; re-upping this from Links, February 10, 2019.

India

India Readies for Delicate Trade Talks with US, as Shadow of Section 301 Probe Looms The Wire

India heatwave kills ‘dozens’ of people as temperatures hit 50C Independent

The Burning Sun scandal that torched South Korea’s elites The Interpreter

Why We Rushed to Believe Kim Executed His Own Officials The American Conservative

Korea’s Nine Years of Darkness: Part VI – The Candlelight Ask a Korean

Venezeula

U.S. failed in its policy against Venezuela: senior gov’t official Xinhua

Venezuela: Pompeo Exposes Frustration Over Opposition Divisions as China, Russia Call for Non-Interference Venezuelanalysis

Venezuela crisis: Border with Colombia reopens after four months BBC

New Cold War

Global Peace: Why a Major War Is Impossible in Modern International Relations Valdai Discussion Club

Is Russia Waking Up? The Nation

Trump Transition

Mexico crisis shows the limits of Trump’s brinksmanship Politico

Mexico Agreed to Take Border Actions Months Before Trump Announced Tariff Deal NYT

Ex-WTO chief Pascal Lamy calls Donald Trump’s migration deal with Mexico a win for ‘hostage taking’ South China Morning Post

FTC went to Silicon Valley to solicit antitrust complaints Politico

Three ways that Big Tech could be broken up FT

YouTube is deleting videos on Nazi history as part of its hate speech crackdown MIT Technology Review

Many Turn to YouTube for Children’s Content, News, How-To Lessons Pew Research Center. From 2018, still germane.

2020

Joe Biden Had A Very Bad Week HuffPo. Biden not doing so well in the invisible primary.

Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing turns to high-powered defense attorneys in 737 MAX investigation Seattle Times

FAA’s Boeing-Biased Officials: Recuse Yourselves or Resign Ralph Nader, Common Dreams

Vanguard raises ‘concerns’ with Boeing leaders over 737 FT. Boeing’s largest shareholder.

Some airlines want Boeing’s new ‘797′ to fly with just one pilot on board CNBC. What could go wrong?

The Corporate Debt Stories Show People Still Don’t Understand the Great Recession Dean Baker, CEPR

Class Warfare

Reining in CEO compensation and curbing the rise of inequality Economic Policy Institute

College admissions scandal shows ‘sacrifice matters less than money,’ prosecutors say Los Angeles Times

What 10,000 Steps Will Really Get You The Atlantic

‘Cultural Marxism’: The Mainstreaming of a Nazi Trope FAIR

The Underground Art of Prison Tattoos The Marshall Project

Arnaud Dubus – death of a foreign correspondent MediaPart (DK).

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