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The Summer of Shark Politics on Cape Cod New Yorker (re Silc) The Contagion of Corruption Scientific American (The Rev Kev) Smart ovens have been turning on overnight and preheating to 400 degrees The Verge (chuck l) Cities Are Saying ‘No’ to 5G, Citing Health, Aesthetics—and FCC Bullying WSJ Piled Up in Huge Lots, Volkswagen’s Reworked Diesels Trickle to Buyers NYT (chuck l) Mark Carney calls for global monetary system to replace the dollar FT. And the text of his speech: The Growing Challenges for Monetary Policy in the current International Monetary and Financial System Paris opens underground museum to mark 75th anniversary of liberation from Nazis Independent [embedded content] Obama Still Can’t Build That WSJ, Some interesting info, once one ignores the reflexive anti-regulatory

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The Summer of Shark Politics on Cape Cod New Yorker (re Silc)

The Contagion of Corruption Scientific American (The Rev Kev)

Smart ovens have been turning on overnight and preheating to 400 degrees The Verge (chuck l)

Cities Are Saying ‘No’ to 5G, Citing Health, Aesthetics—and FCC Bullying WSJ

Piled Up in Huge Lots, Volkswagen’s Reworked Diesels Trickle to Buyers NYT (chuck l)

Mark Carney calls for global monetary system to replace the dollar FT. And the text of his speech: The Growing Challenges for Monetary Policy in the current International Monetary and Financial System

Paris opens underground museum to mark 75th anniversary of liberation from Nazis Independent

Obama Still Can’t Build That WSJ, Some interesting info, once one ignores the reflexive anti-regulatory rhetoric.

Amazon struggles to police safety of products sold by third parties on its site, WSJ investigation finds Seattle Times

Class Warfare

Modernizing Bank Merger Review Yale Journal on Regulation

Koch Industries Looks a Lot Like Amazon BIG Matt Stoller

No Seat at the Table: Steven Greenhouse on Labor’s Silenced Voice Capital & Main

Obama’s New Documentary Is Great. It Also Reveals Why He’s Out of Touch Vice

Bankrupt coal operator gets OK to end 401(k) plan Pensions & Investments

2020

Warning signs for Trump in a famous swing county Christian Science Monitor (furzy)

While “The World Is on Fire,’ DNC Kills Resolution for Climate Forum Common Dreams

Bernie Sanders says SF has made idea of free college ‘less radical’ San Fran Chronicle

Brexit

‘He’ll go down in history as ‘Mr no-deal’ unless they get rid of backstop’ – Johnson and Tusk clash at G7 summit Independent (Ireland)

No-deal Brexit ‘will see more waste going to landfill’ BBC

Brexit: the blame game EUReferendum.com

Boris Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of Brexit Guardian

Syraqistan

A century after the Anglo-Afghan peace treaty, the Fourth Afghan War is about to escalate Independent. Robert Fisk.

Mohammed bin Salman’s Collapsing Coalition in Yemen Means Trouble for Trump Foreign Policy

We’re Listening to the Wrong Voices on Syria TruthDig (furzy). Maj. Danny Sjursen.

Guillotine Watch

The Word “Philanthropist” Is Poisonous Caitlin Johnstone

Our Famously Free Press

NPR Has A Blob Problem Lobe Log (re Silc)

Julian Assange

The Latest Victim in the Crucifixion of Julian Assange TruthDig

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Facial recognition: ten reasons you should be worried about the technology The Conversation

India

What is govt trying to hide, asks Congress as Opposition leaders barred entry into Srinagar The Hindu

This Time, the World Is Watching in Kashmir Foreign Policy in Focus

High hopes, hard realities for India’s Ladakh Asia Times

A disregard of consequences in governing the new India Scroll

Hong Kong

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes return to city streets Agence France-Presse

Alibaba shows why things in Hong Kong may worsen Asia Times

More than two dozen arrests after chaotic day of protests in Hong Kong, as police are attacked with petrol bombs and tear gas is fired SCMP

Chief Executive Carrie Lam pressed by range of Hong Kong leaders to meet top demands of anti-government protesters, sources say SCMP

G7

With the global economy slowing and the U.S.-China trade war escalating, Trump arrives at G-7 with a list of grievances WaPo

Trump dampens Macron optimism on Iran talks Reuters

Brazil

Brazil’s Bolsonaro reverses on Amazon, announces plans to send armed forces to fight wildfires The Hill

Trump Transition

Trump Asserts He Can Force U.S. Companies to Leave China NYT

‘Senseless disputes’: E.U.’s Tusk says Trump’s trade wars are damaging global economy WaPo

Democrats can’t just unwind Trump’s foreign policy Politico

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