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Drunk Birds Displaying Strange Behaviour In Reykjavik The Reykjavik Grapevine Bad dog? Think twice before yelling, experts say Science Fed can no longer ignore the economic ‘shocks’ of climate change, Brainard says MarketWatch (Re Silc). The Rise of Nationalism After the Fall of the Berlin Wall George Soros, Project Syndicate Brexit Brexit: The long hard road to a future relationship RTE Brexit: horns of a dilemma EU Referendum John Bercow: ‘I do not believe Jeremy Corbyn is anti-Semitic’ GQ-UK Spain votes in repeat general election amid Catalonia tensions Agence France Presse Mexican government says it is concerned about situation in Bolivia Reuters. See also here, here, and here. No Evidence That Bolivian Election Results Were Affected by Irregularities or Fraud, Statistical Analysis

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Drunk Birds Displaying Strange Behaviour In Reykjavik The Reykjavik Grapevine

Bad dog? Think twice before yelling, experts say Science

Fed can no longer ignore the economic ‘shocks’ of climate change, Brainard says MarketWatch (Re Silc).

The Rise of Nationalism After the Fall of the Berlin Wall George Soros, Project Syndicate

Brexit

Brexit: The long hard road to a future relationship RTE

Brexit: horns of a dilemma EU Referendum

John Bercow: ‘I do not believe Jeremy Corbyn is anti-Semitic’ GQ-UK

Spain votes in repeat general election amid Catalonia tensions Agence France Presse

Mexican government says it is concerned about situation in Bolivia Reuters. See also here, here, and here.

No Evidence That Bolivian Election Results Were Affected by Irregularities or Fraud, Statistical Analysis Shows CEPR

Latin Americans Are Furious NYT. “Latin America has never gotten over its attraction to authoritarianism.”

Syraqistan

Saudi Aramco to offer retail investors 0.5% of shares in IPO FT

Pentagon Claims US Authority to Shoot Any Syrian Govt Official Who Tries to Take Control of Syrian Oil Common Dreams

China

Hong Kong’s financial edge stems from “one country, two systems”: financial chief Xinhua

Mainland Chinese Sneak Into Hong Kong’s Protests—to Support the Cause WSJ

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The real China according to a Canadian Frank Li, Econintersect. Case for the defense.

India

Ayodhya verdict: Indian top court gives holy site to Hindus BBC

Spyware Maker NSO Promises Reform but Keeps Snooping NYT

Impeachment

This Is No Ordinary Impeachment Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine. I’m so old I can remember Obots going gaga when Sullivan endorsed their candidate in 2008….

The Rule of Law or CIA Coup? Scott Horton, antiwar.com

Defending Trump: The Republican Playbook WSJ

State Department Freed Ukraine Money Before Trump Says He Did Bloomberg

House Republicans add Hunter Biden, whistleblower to impeachment hearing witness wish list The Hill

The Whistleblower Complaint Has Largely Been Corroborated. Here’s How. NPR

Public Document Clearinghouse: Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Just Security

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton gets book deal: report The Hill. Ka-ching.

Why Is Christopher Steele Still a Thing? Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone. More to the point, what’s holding up Steele’s book deal?

Trump Transition

Interior proposes coveted deal to ex-client of agency head AP. Ugly.

One Big Thing the Dems Get Wrong About Warren John Harris, Politico, of which Harris is a co-founder. This isn’t really about Warren. Read to the end: “[A] fair appraisal of the past generation has to acknowledge that bipartisan assumptions in the Washington governing class and establishment media are at least partially complicit in some of the largest policy debacles of the past generation (bogus assumptions before the Iraq War, the 2008 financial meltdown).” So, yeah, a legitimacy crisis, and well-deserved, too.

2020

Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states Bloomberg. Awesome. Bloomberg is (1) telling those voters he’ll only enter the race if they give the “wrong” answer, and (2) giving his opponents three months in which to define him to voters. I think I’m gonna enjoy this.

Michael Bloomberg’s Ego Is an Agent of Socialist Change Eric Levitz, New York Magazine

Bernie Sanders, AOC argue for ‘Green New Deal’ at Des Moines summit Des Moines Register

Suspect accused of stabbing Baby Trump balloon Tuscaloosa News. Then sets up GoFundMe for legal fees. Naturally.

Powerful Coalition Pushes Back on Anti-Tech Fervor NYT

Big Brother Is Watching You Watch

‘Will you come and help?’ Father of Julian Assange on campaign to free his son Irish Examiner

The Lingering Trauma of Stasi Surveillance The Atlantic (Re Silc). “Hey Alexa, what is the Stasi?” (The Lives of Others is a really good film on this topic.)

Boeing 737 MAX

Why the Boeing 737 will never take the place of the 757 The Points Guy

After Lion Air crash, Boeing doubled down on faulty 737 MAX assumptions Seattle Times., New evidence.

Health Care

The broken Medicare-for-all financing debate The Week

Blow to Amazon as Seattle socialist looks to have triumphed in key vote Guardian

Class Warfare

Richest 1% of Americans Close to Surpassing Wealth of Middle Class Bloomberg

Have billionaires accumulated their wealth illegitimately? Economist. “But in America rent-seeking industries made one in five billionaires and explain a third of total billionaire wealth.”

UBS defends billionaires as the best corporate leaders FT

Copper Workers Strike to Stop Concessionary Trend Labor Notes

Instacart Cuts Bonus Pay After Gig Workers Go on Strike The Daily Beast

Is ‘OK Boomer’ the ‘New N-Word,’ or Are Millennials Still Destroying Everything? FAIR. I really do have to read Hate, Inc.

The Blogger Behind “AI Weirdness” Thinks Today’s AI Is Dumb and Dangerous IEEE Spectrum (DL).

The ‘Three-Body Problem’ Has Perplexed Astronomers Since Newton Formulated It. A.I. Just Cracked It in Under a Second. LiveScience

An Oral History Of Blade Runner’s 2019 Los Angeles, Because The Future Has Arrived LAist

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